At least 50 firefighters are currently on the scene of a large fire in Grays. 

Nine crews have rushed to Rectory Road in a bid to battle the fire in an industrial unit. 

Thurrock Gazette:

Pic by resident

Residents have reported seeing large plumes of smoke in the sky across Grays. 

Essex County Fire and Rescue service has dispatched nine fire crews to the scene, including units from Hertfordshire, as they try to get the blaze under control.

The fire service has advised residents in the area to keep their windows closed due to the volume of smoke billowing from the scene.

Thurrock Gazette:

Roads have been closed in the area.

Firefighters are continuing to tackle the fire using a number of hoses from a number of different locations around the unit.

Firefighters are also using an aerial ladder platform to pour water on the fire from above.

The incident is ongoing. We will update you with more information as soon as it becomes available.