Man Dies In Bicknacre Flat Fire

A man has died after fire at his flat near Chelmsford.

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Two fire crews were called to Brockenhurst Way in Bicknacre at around 7.15 this morning.

Essex County Fire and Rescue Service said: "Firefighters were called to tackle a fire after neighbours reported seeing smoke coming from a flat in Bicknacre.

"Crews wearing breathing apparatus used two hose reel jets to extinguish the fire.

"Firefighters made a search of the property and found an unconscious man.

"Attempts to resuscitate him were unsuccessful.

"An investigation will be carried out to establish the cause of the fire".

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