Essex

Man dies in Chigwell flat fire, Essex fire service says

Gravel Close, Chigwell Image copyright Google
Image caption An investigation into the cause of the blaze in Gravel Close is under way

A man has died in a flat fire in Essex.

Firefighters were called to the blaze in a first floor flat in Gravel Close, Chigwell just before 15:30 GMT on Sunday.

They searched the property and found the man aged in his 40s. Essex County Fire and Rescue Service said he died despite attempts to resuscitate him.

Essex Police said the man's death is not being treated as suspicious, but as unexplained. An investigation is under way to establish the cause of the fire.

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