Child injured after fire in house in South Ockendon

A CHILD required medical treatment after a fire in a house in Orchard Close in South Ockendon.

Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used one hose reel to tackle the fire in a bedroom of the two storey house.

Crews administered oxygen therapy to a 53-year-old man and a boy aged 12 who were suffering after breathing in smoke.

They were later left in the care of the Ambulance Service.

The fire is believed to have been triggered by a television.

The incident was dealt with by 20:27 hrs.

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