FIREFIGHTERS tackled a grass fire in a field in Aveley.

Crews from Grays, Orsett and Wellington in London were called to Ship Lane following reports of a fire at about 12.30pm today where they found a field between the A13 and M25 well alight with a large fire.

The crews used one hose reel and beaters to put out the flames by 1.05pm and determined that it was accidental.