FIRE Crews were called to a fire in a workshop in Linford Road early this morning, which was completely alight. 

A total of five fire engines attended the scene at Chadwell St. Mary, including crews from Orsett, Grays, and Corringham to tackle the workshop fire, which measures around six metres by five metres.

Firefighters worked hard to surround the fire to stop it spreading to neighbouring buildings, bringing it under control by around 6am. 

By 8am the incident commander reported that the fire was under control, but that crews would probably be on scene for the majority of the morning dampening down the area.

As one container is full of plastic it is causing further smoke when water is applied to it.

Because of this residents in the area are being asked to keep windows and doors closed to avoid smoke going into their homes, though the wind direction is carrying most of the smoke away from residential areas. 

This is an ongoing incident.