Firefighters have been tackling a flat fire in a three storey building in Heybridge this evening.

Four crews went to the scene in Wood Road after the blaze was reported at 8.40pm.

A fire service spokesman said: "The incident commander has reported that the fire is in a second floor flat and that the flat is completely alight.

"Crews wearing breathing apparatus are using one hose reel jet and one main jet to tackle the fire."