Police save sisters from blaze in Springfield...as fire crews strike

Chelmsford Weekly News: Police save sisters from blaze in Springfield home...as fire crews strike Police save sisters from blaze in Springfield home...as fire crews strike

Two sisters were rescued from a fire by police officers - as firefighters were on strike.

Patricia Nash and Mavis Prior, both believed to be in their 70s, were saved by police who smashed their way into their home in Humber Road, Springfield.

The rescue happened just after 9.50pm on Friday.

The pair were taken to Broomfield Hospital suffering from smoke inhalation.

The fire happened after their dishwasher caught alight and reserve crews from Brentwood and Colchester were needed  to put it out.

Essex firefighters went on strike on Friday and Saturday nights.

Supt Glenn Maleary said: "These police officers yet again demonstrate the courage expected of our police, they have taken themselves into danger to protect and rescue others."

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