West Mersea: House and garage fire leaves man injured

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A man in his 30s suffered minor injuries when a fire swept through a house and garage in north-east Essex.

Three fire engines and paramedics tackled the blaze at a home in City Road, West Mersea, at around 10.55am today following reports flames had engulfed the roof and a garage.

One man suffered smoke inhalation, an Essex County Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said.

An East of England Ambulance Service spokesman said crews treated a man in his 30s for “minor injuries”, adding he did not require hospital treatment.

The fire was put out by 11.45am. No other injuries were reported at the scene.

An Essex Police spokesman said the force was not involved in the incident.

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