Woman to be temporarily re-homed after bungalow blaze in Clacton

Two fire engines were sent by Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service

Two fire engines were sent by Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service

Firefighters tackled a blaze at a bungalow in Clacton yesterday.

The fire in Holbrook Close was reported at 3.30pm and crews from two fire engines had put out the blaze shortly after 3.45pm.

There were no reported serious injuries, and the fire is not thought to be suspicious.

An Essex County Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said: “Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus were called to extinguish a fire at a bungalow measuring eight metres by eight metres.

“One hose reel jet was sent to the scene before crews ventilated the property of smoke at 3.46pm.”

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A woman, 53, who lives at the home was out walking her dog at the time of the incident.

The Tendring District Council tenant was able to collect some belongings and was put up in a hotel by the authority last night.

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The council’s housing team will now look to provide her with a temporary home until repairs are completed on the property in Holbrook Close.

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