Firefighters were called to a house fire in Kings Road last night.
Two crews from Burnham, one from Tillingham and one from Chelmsford attended the scene, in Kings Road, Southminster, just after 10.45 last night.
They reported that the fire was in the roof.
The fire was extinguished just before 1am using three hose reels and two main jets.
No more information available at present.