Woman in fire rescue 'critical'

An 87-year-old woman rescued from a bungalow on fire in Essex is in a critical condition in hospital.

Three crews were called to the property in Woodcutters Avenue, Leigh, at 0025 GMT on Saturday.

The woman was carried unconscious from the the living room, where the fire began, and was taken by ambulance to Broomfield Hospital in Chelmsford.

The fire was put out within half an hour and an investigation into its cause is under way.

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