FIRE crews tackled a blaze out in the open this week.

Tillingham fire station crew attended the incident in Bradwell on Tuesday night.

They were called to Maldon Road at 4.38pm with a Pinzgauer off-road vehicle from South Woodham Ferrers.

The teams tackled a bonfire measuring approximately four metres squared and extinguished it by 7.50pm.

A fire spokesman said: “A Pinzgauer all-terrain vehicle was also called to attend, as it was a hard location to access.

“The fire was safely extinguished quickly before it spread.”