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Families 'living in fear' of fire

People on a housing estate in Basildon in Essex say they are living in fear after a fire that left four families homeless.

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Fear over 'tinder box' homes

People living on a housing estate in Essex say they fear for their lives after the second major fire there in three years.

In the latest incident now being treated as suspicious four families were left homeless after the blaze spread through six houses at Felmore in Basildon.

Now locals say more needs to be done to protect the mainly wooden houses and flats from fire.

The council say they have made safety improvements, but tonight one expert described them as tinder boxes.

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