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Woman and four-year-old son rescued from flat in Heygate Avenue, Southend
A WOMAN and child have been rescued from a fire at a Southend flat.
Firefighters were called to the flat in Heygate Avenue at about 3.40pm.
Several people were made homeless by the blaze.
Station Officer Al Green said: "When we arrived at the scene we saw smoke coming from the roof voids and at a front, first floor window was a woman in her thirties and her toddler son. They did the right thing in getting to an open window and we were able to pitch a ladder and assist them down to safety. They were unhurt but were checked over by the Ambulance Service at the scene.
"The fire investigation is ongoing but at this stage it appears that the cause was accidental."
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