Article by James Gregory and Brad Gray: Firefighters have been battling a huge fire in a field in Billericay.
The blaze started in an outbuilding in Heath Road, Ramsden Heath, and can be seen as far away as Basildon town centre.
Six crews from across mid and south Essex have been at the scene since around 1.30pm.
The road was closed for more than an hour by the emergency services but has since reopened to traffic.
Firefighters reported that at 2.15pm they were making steady progress in stopping the spread of the fire and were managing to bring it under control.
Article by James Gregory and Brad Gray, EssexLive