Essex flats blaze prompts investigation

A fire at a high-rise block of flats in Essex is being investigated.

The fire broke out on the landing and stairwell of the seventh floor of building in Grays, at around 0400 BST.

Firefighters wore special breathing apparatus to put out the blaze in the 14-storey building on Godman Road. Several floors had to be ventilated.

The cause of the fire is not known and a joint investigation between the Essex Fire Service and police has begun, a spokesman said.

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