Smoke alarms warning after Newport kitchen fire

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Firefighters tackling a blaze (File photo) - Credit: PA

The fire service is asking residents to make sure they have a working smoke alarm after a blaze in Newport on Saturday (November 13).

Crews from Saffron Walden and Newport tackled a fire at a house on Cherry Garden Lane which broke out at around 10.14am.

Firefighters were called to the blaze after a neighbour reported seeing smoke coming from a bedroom window.

Three units attended the incident, and crews found a fire in the kitchen.

Essex County Fire and Rescue Service said that the whole property was smoke-logged.

Crews extinguished the fire by 10.45am.

Nick Singleton, station manager, said: "We want to take this opportunity to remind the public how important it is to have working smoke alarms - that they are in the right place and are tested regularly.

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"A smoke alarm is best way to alert you and your family to a fire in the home."

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