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Three People Rescued From Westcliff Fire
Three people, including a baby, have been rescued after a fire broke out in a ninth floor flat in Westcliff.
Seven fire crews were called to Balmoral Road at around 11.10pm yesterday (7 May).
Essex County Fire and Rescue Service said: "Firefighters rescued two adults and a baby after a fire broke out in a ninth floor flat. The fire was extinguished by 23:54hrs.
"17 people suffered smoke inhalation as a result of this fire.
"Crews wore 12 sets of breathing apparatus and used two jets to tackle the fire. They also used a positive pressure ventilation fan to clear smoke from the building".
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