Pensioner and man escape house fire

An elderly pensioner and a man in his 40's were treated by paramedics after escaping a house fire in Essex.

Crews were called to the property on Canvey Island by a neighbour who saw the house was filled with smoke.

The pensioner in her 80's and the man suffered shock and smoke inhalation.

It's thought the fire broke out in the bedroom. A joint Police and Fire Service investigation is being carried out to establish the cause.