Fire service investigation underway into kitchen blaze at house in Flitch Green


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Firefighters in Essex are continuing to investigate the cause of a house fire that started in Flitch Green last night.

Essex Fire and Rescue Service was alerted at 8.47pm to reports of a house on fire in Ranulf Road.

A crew from Chelmsford and a crew from Thaxted attended to find a blaze in the kitchen, with the entire house smoke-logged.

Firefighters worked quickly to put out the flames by 9.30pm.

A fire service spokesman said: “The kitchen suffered smoke, heat and fire damage and the house has suffered smoke damage.”

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It has not been established what caused the blaze as yet and investigations are continuing.

An East of England Ambulance Service spokesman said a community first responder and ambulance crew attended at around 10.30pm to treat a woman, believed to in her 40s, for chest pains.

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She was conscious and breathing, but taken to Chelmsford’s Broomfield Hospital for further care.

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