Essex

Couple in 90s rescued from fire in Essex bungalow

An elderly couple have been rescued from their burning bungalow in Essex.

The fire and rescue service sent two crews to Lesley Drive, in Leigh-On-Sea, shortly after 14:00 BST.

Firefighters rescued the husband and wife, both believed to be in their early 90s. They had suffered smoke inhalation and the man also had burns to his hands and face.

The bungalow was filled with smoke, the fire service said. The cause is not yet known.

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