Here is why fire crews were 'spotted' near Southend Victoria station last night
FIREFIGHTERS raced to tackle a blaze in a flat near Southend Victoria railway station...but it was out by the time they arrived.
The alarm was raised last night when eyewitnesses reported there was a fire in the flat in Victoria Avenue.
Ambulance crews also attended.
The Essex Fire and Rescue Service has confirmed crews attended a flat fire yesterday evening, however, said it was out by the time crews arrived.
A spokesman said: "We did attend a flat fire at 6pm in Victoria Avenue but it was out on arrival and we didn't take any action.
"Two crews were sent to this."
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