Seven escape from house fire in Essex

THREE adults and four children have escaped from a house blaze in Essex today.

THREE adults and four children have escaped from a house blaze in Essex today.

The fire in a terraced property in Southend broke out at just before 6am today.

The fire service initially had several calls to the home stating people were inside, but once firefighters arrived it was established that everyone was safe.

The mid terrace property was completely engulfed by flames and heavily smoked logged.

By 6.50am the fire was extinguished, but the cause of the blaze is not yet known.