A 50 year old woman was rescued by firefighters after a fire broke out in her bungalow in Basildon last night.
When crews arrived in Quilters Straight they found the front of the property was on fire.
Two firefighters immediately entered the smoke logged property and rescued a woman.
Firefighters also rescued a dog and cat from the property.
Firefighters managed to stop the fire spreading to the adjoining properties, and had extinguished the fire by 7:50pm.
The woman, who suffered some smoke inhalation, was left in the care of the Ambulance Service.
An investigation will be carried out to establish the cause of the fire.