Fire made flat residents in Hertfordshire homeless

Several residents of a three-storey block of flats in Hertfordshire have been made homeless by a fire that broke out in the early morning.

Crews were called to Plomer Avenue in Hoddesdon at 05:10 GMT when fire started in a ground floor flat.

Firefighters in breathing apparatus rescued one person suffering the effects of breathing in smoke.

Several residents were rehomed by the local council after they were prevented from returning to their damaged flats.

A investigation into the cause of the blaze is under way.

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