FIRE crews were called out to South Ockendon in the early hours of this morning (Monday) after reports of a fire at the home of an elderly woman.
The fire occured at a first floor flat in Faymore Gardens, South Ockendon
The flat was heavily smoke logged. Crews wore breathing apparatus and used one hose reel to extinguish the fire by 01:40hrs.
A 73 year old woman suffered from smoke inhalation and an ambulance was requested to the incident.