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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".
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