FIREFIGHTERS led a man to safety after he was trapped in a blaze.
Crews from Clacton and Weeley were called to a flat in Agate Road, Clacton, at 4.33am after a resident called 999 to say he was trapped.
The operator kept him on the phone until firefighters arrived and led him to safety.
The fire was put out by 5.02am. An investigation into its cause will be held.