Woman dies at scene of field fire in Essex

A woman, believed to be in her 50s, has died at the scene of a large fire in a field in Essex.

Four fire engines were called to tackle the blaze at Linford near Stanford-le-Hope on Tuesday evening.

The woman was given first aid by crews who called for an ambulance before she died.

A fire brigade spokesman said: "It is unknown at this time if the woman had sustained any injuries as a result of the fire."

Piles of wood and refuse in the field were involved in the fire, he added.

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