It's been announced today that Essex PCC Roger Hirst will take on responsibility of the local fire and rescue service.
Man Dies In Bicknacre Flat Fire
A man has died after fire at his flat near Chelmsford.
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".
A chief Essex medic has told Heart all local councils and CCGs are now coming together to tackle mental health.
Doctors and health care leaders today announced a new development in the options for future hospital services in mid and south Essex.
Residents are being urged to give their views on the Chelmsford City Growth Package.
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