Man rescued from flat fire

Gazette: The fire broke out in Newland Street (Picture: Alan Brown) The fire broke out in Newland Street (Picture: Alan Brown)

Firefighters have rescued a man from a flat fire.

Three fire engines were sent to Newland Street, Witham, around 7pm on Monday after the fire broke out in the flat above a shop.

When they arrived, the flat was heavily smoke-logged and a man was inside.

A spokesman for Essex County Fire and Rescue Service said: "He was brought to safety and left in the care of the Ambulance Service.

"Police were also at the scene."

The fire was out after 30 minutes and then crews used a high pressure fan to clear the flat of smoke.

A joint police and fire service investigation will be carried out to establish the cause.

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10:26pm Mon 24 Mar 14

justinhope says...

A picture of a fire engine ......
A picture of a fire engine ...... justinhope
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9:06am Tue 25 Mar 14

OMPITA [Intl] says...

Oops - and there it was gone. (Back to Garston from whence it came!)
Oops - and there it was gone. (Back to Garston from whence it came!) OMPITA [Intl]
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