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Fatal house fire

Maple Drive, Chelmsford
09/03/2018 @ 00:40
Incident Number: 73475
In attendance: 2 x Chelmsford


An elderly man has sadly died following a house fire in Chelmsford last night.

Fire crews were alerted to a fire in a semi-detached house at 00:40am by neighbours. When firefighters arrived they immediately entered the property and found a fire in the living room.

One occupant, an elderly woman, had already been led out of the house by neighbours, but sadly a man was pronounced dead at the scene.

The woman was left in the care of the Ambulance Service after breathing in smoke.

It is not known at this stage what caused the fire, but it is not being treated as suspicious. An investigation to find the cause of the fire is underway.

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