Firefighters were called to a large fire involving piles of tyres and an outbuilding.

The incident happened in Southend Road, Fobbing at 2.24am this morning.

When fire crews arrived they found a number of tyres covering an area of approximately 20m by 20m were alight and an outbuilding was also involved in the fire.

At 3:30am the fire was surrounded and crews were making good progress tackling the fire.

The fire was extinguished at 5:30am. Firefighters left the scene and will return in a few hours to check for hot spots.

It is not known how the fire started.