Neighbours save man from house fire

BRAVE neighbours beat their way through flames and thick smoke to rescue an 81-year-old man from his burning house on Friday night.Essex Fire and Rescue Service has commended three men for their “extreme bravery” after they pulled their neighbour out of a fire in Francis Way, Colchester, just before midnight.

By Juliette Maxam

BRAVE neighbours beat their way through flames and thick smoke to rescue an 81-year-old man from his burning house on Friday night.

Essex Fire and Rescue Service has commended three men for their “extreme bravery” after they pulled their neighbour out of a fire in Francis Way, Colchester, just before midnight.

They were alerted by another neighbour, a woman who was looking after her baby, who spotted the fire when she heard a smoke alarm.


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