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Purfleet family forced out of out their home following kitchen fire

A Purfleet family's been forced out of their home after a cooking oil fire damaged their kitchen. 

The house in Marlow Ave was heavily smoke logged when crews from Grays arrived. 

A spokesman said the fire broke out after the mum was transferring potatoes into hot cooking oil and inadvertently added some excess water to the pan too. 

It caused a fireball which set alight to the extractor fan above

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