Southend: Eight Homeless After Flat Fire

Eight people, including a family of five, have been left homeless following a fire in flats in Southend.

Firefighters were called to Hastings Road at around 12:50 this morning (Wednesday April 25th) to find a fire on the ground floor of a two storey block of flats.

One man has been taken to hospital.

An investigation is now underway by Essex Fire and Rescue Service and Essex Police to establish how the blaze started.

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