UPDATE: Beambridge fire boys moved to Great Ormond Street but 'no change' in their condition, says Essex Police

By Charles Thomson in Emergency Services

TWO BOYS hospitalised after a house fire in Pitsea yesterday have been moved to Great Ormond Street Hospital, but there has been ’no change in their condition’, said Essex Police.

The children - aged 13 and 10 - were rescued from a fire in a bungalow in Beambridge shortly after 3.15pm yesterday.

Essex Police reported yesterday night that both boys had been in ’life-threatening condition’.

The 13-year-old was originally airlifted to the Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel, said the East of England Ambulance Service, and at that time was in a ’serious but stable condition’.

The 10-year-old was rushed to Basildon Hospital by ambulance, already in a ’life-threatening condition’.

Neither Essex Police nor the ambulance service has given any information on what injuries or conditions the boys were being treated for.

Three fire crews were scrambled to Beambridge yesterday after reports were received at 3.13pm. The blaze was extinguished by 4.30pm.

A fire service spokesman said the cause had not yet been ascertained.

Anybody with information was asked to call police on 101.

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