01/05/2017 @ 15:13
Incident Number: 53627
In attendance: 2 x Basildon, 1 x Rayleigh Weir
Joint statement from Essex Poilce and Essex County Fire and Rescue Service:
Essex Police and Essex County Fire and Rescue Service are currently at the scene of a house fire in Beambridge, Basildon.
Officers were contacted at around 3.15pm this afternoon, Monday, May 1.
Two children were rescued from the single-storey property.
A 13-year-old boy was flown by air ambulance to the Royal London Hospital while a ten-year-old boy was taken to Basildon Hospital by ambulance.
Both boys are described as being in life-threatening conditions.
The fire was extinguished by 4.30pm.
The cause of the fire is not yet known and enquiries at the scene are continuing.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101.
Update 4 May 2017
After a joint investigation by Essex Police and Essex County Fire and Rescue Service the cause of the fire has been recorded as accidental.