Stanway: Cause of house fire is unknown

Fire and ambulance crews have been sent to free a trapped and injured woman from her car following a

Fire and ambulance crews have been sent to free a trapped and injured woman from her car following a three-vehicle crash. - Credit: Archant

FIRE crews tackled a house fire in north Essex this afternoon.

Essex County Fire and Rescue Service was called to reports of the fire at a property in Tollgate Court in London Road, Stanway, just before 3.40pm.

Three crews were sent to the scene and found the property was heavily smoke-logged.

Firefighters wore breathing apparatus and used one hose reel to extinguish the flames but just after 4.10pm.

The cause of the fire is unknown at this stage and the fire service and Essex police will carry out an investigation.