Firefighters were called to a semi-detached bungalow on fire in Braintree early this morning (Friday 22 February).
When fire crews arrived they reported the whole bungalow was completely on fire and the bungalow next door was also full of smoke.
Firefighters managed to extinguish the fire by 4:45am. Crews then spent two hours checking all hot spots were fully cooled and extinguished.
The cause of the fire is unknown at this stage, an investigation will be carried out.
The bungalow has been severely damaged by the fire, and the bungalow next door has suffered some minor smoke damage.
Firefighters were called to assist at the scene of a road traffic collision on the A12 between junctions 18 - 19 (Danbury-Boreham).
The collision involved four vehicles.
Fire crews worked with paramedics to help release one person trapped in their vehicle.
The casualty was released by 12:15pm and left in the care of the Ambulance Service.
Fire crews were called to assist at the scene of a road traffic collision (RTC) involving two vehicles (one HGV and one van).
Firefighters worked with paramedics to help release one casulty trapped in their vehicle.
The casualty was released at 12:15pm and left in the care of the Ambulance Service.