AN 89-year-old woman was treated for smoke inhalation after her cooker started a fire in her flat.

Two fire crews from Orsett were called to the ground floor flat on Thors Oak, Stanford-le-Hope at 12.53pm yesterday.

They arrived to find the flat smoke logged and put out the fire by 1.05pm.

The woman was treated by paramedics for smoke inhalation but did not need to go to hospital.