Six rescued from blazing flat

Six people were rescued by Essex firefighters after a blaze broke out in a flat at Heybridge near Maldon early on Sunday.A woman, two men, aged 23 and 24, and three children, aged two, eight and ten were brought out of the second floor flat in a three-storey building.

Six people were rescued by Essex firefighters after a blaze broke out in a flat at Heybridge near Maldon early on Sunday.

A woman, two men, aged 23 and 24, and three children, aged two, eight and ten were brought out of the second floor flat in a three-storey building. They were all checked by paramedics at the scene but none needed to be taken to hospital.

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