Man in his 70s injured in Essex bungalow blaze

Firefighters at the scene of a fire - stock photo

Firefighters at the scene of a fire - stock photo - Credit: Archant

Firefighters in Essex were called to two incidents in the early hours of this morning.

The first incident happened around 1.30am in Fortinbras Way, Chelmsford.

One unit from Chelmsford attended a car fire which had spread to a nearby property.

Two hose reels were used to extinguish the flames shortly before 2.30am.

A second incident then took place in Jaywick, near Clacton-on-Sea.


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Fire crews were called around 3am to Lanchester Avenue to reports of a bungalow on fire.

The property was 100% alight on arrival, with two Clacton units and one Weeley unit attending the blaze.

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Firefighters used three hose reels and a covering jet to extinguish the fire around 4am.

A 70-year-old man was injured in the incident, and left in the care of paramedics.

A fire service spokesman confirmed that Essex Fire and Rescue would be carrying out an investigation to establish the cause of both fires.

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