Elderly resident in hospital after fire at sheltered accommodation in Grays

FOUR fire crews attended a fire on Saturday night in Grays.

The crews were called to Priestly Court, Palmers Drive, Grays

Firefighters were called to a two storey-sheltered accommodation block. A ground floor flat was heavily smoke logged and crews wore breathing apparatus and used one hose reel and dry powder to extinguish the fire by 6pm.

A high pressure fan was used to ventilate the property free of smoke.

An 85 year old suffered from smoke inhalation and was treated by the Ambulance Service.

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