Two fire engines were sent to extinguish a factory roof fire yesterday.

One appliance from Maldon and one from Witham attended the fire in the corner of a factory roof at The Engine Shed, Station Road, Maldon just before 7pm.

The fire was extinguished by 7.30pm but operations continued as crews checked for hotspots using a thermal image camera and left be 7.40pm.

The cause of the fire is currently unknown.