Essex Fire said a resident from Hall Close in Henham had a lucky escape this morning after a fire went undetected in his house until he went upstairs to bed and found the room full of smoke.
Part of the M11 was closed yesterday as a result of a car fire on the northbound carriageway.
Firefighters in Essex sustained the highest number of injuries while on duty last year among all fire and rescue authorities outside big cities, according to the latest Home Office statistics.
Essex Police believe a vehicle fire in Cow Lane, Great Chesterford was started deliberately.
Essex County Fire and Rescue Service is inviting people to become full-time firefighters – the first chance to do so in almost nine years.
Roger Hirst, Essex Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner is holding a public meeting in Saffron Walden on Monday, December 4, to follow up on his event in the town in February.
Fire crews from Stansted, Newport and Great Dunmow were among those called to tackle a lorry blaze on the M11.
As heavy downpours continue across the region tonight, residents are being warned to make sure family members are safe before salvaging belongings in the event of a household flood.
Emergency crews were called to the A120 near Great Dunmow at the weekend after a car became engulfed in flames.
Essex’s chief fire officer has moved to reassure residents living in high-rise buildings in the county that incidents such as fatal blaze at Grenfell Tower in London are “extremely rare”.