AN investigation has been launched after a fire broke out at a car dealership in Grays.

Fire crews were called to the blaze in Towers Road just before 12am last night.

On arrival, the incident commander reported that "a number" of vehicles were alight and that there were "multiple seats of fire".

The fire service received more than 50 calls about the incident.

Firefighters had the fire out shortly after 1am.

Towers Road remains closed in both directions this morning as an investigation into the cause of the fire continues.