FIREFIGHTERS rushed to St Lawrence to tackle a blaze after a car caught fire.

The car had driven off the road and caught fire on Bradwell Road, St Lawrence, in the early hours of this morning.

A fire crew from Tillingham was sent to the scene at 3.13am.

A spokesman for Essex County Fire & Rescue said: “Firefighters extinguished a car on fire which had driven off the road into a field.

“The fire was extinguished by 3.53am. The cause of the fire was unknown.”