Person rescued from house fire

ESSEX: A person had to be rescued by firefighters after a blaze broke out at a home in Clacton.Four fire engines were called to a three storey house which had been converted into flats in Granville Road at around 6.

ESSEX: A person had to be rescued by firefighters after a blaze broke out at a home in Clacton.

Four fire engines were called to a three storey house which had been converted into flats in Granville Road at around 6.45am.

One person escaped before crews arrived and another was rescued by firemen.

The fire broke through the building's roof and at 7.40am it was reported that 30 per cent of the property was well alight.

Firefighters are currently wearing four sets of breathing apparatus and using one hose reel jet to tackle the blaze.

Two crews from Clacton, one from Weeley and one from Frinton attended.