Firefighters have set up a 200m exclusion zone in Takeley, near Bishop's Stortford, as they tackle a blaze at a scrapyard.
Crews were called to the site at Dunmow Road just before 4.30pm today.
Essex Fire Service said the blaze was thought to involve a number of acetylene and oxygen cylinders.
Parents are due to stage a protest this afternoon against plans to relocate their children's school.
Essex County Council says there are too few children in the catchment area of Farnham Primary's current site at Bishop's Stortford while nearby Stansted is experiencing an increase in demand for places.
It hopes to move the school to St John's Road in the nearby village.
Parents opposed to the proposal plan to hold a demonstration at the end of the school day.
Hertfordshire Police have released an efit of a man as part of an investigation into a sex attack on a 14-year old girl.
The girl was forced into a what police believe was a Land Rover in the Haymead's Lane area of Bishops Stortford at around 8:30pm Sunday February 16. She was sexually assaulted.
Chief Inspector Gerry McDonald said: “This is an extremely serious matter and one which, understandably, has caused concern within the community.
I would like to reiterate that this is an unusual incident and would reassure everyone that investigations into this incident are a priority and we are looking at every possible line of inquiry.”
Anyone with infiormation about the man is asked to contact Police on 101.
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Taxi drivers may be famous for saying "you'll never guess who I had in my cab the other day" but a driving instructor from Bishop's Stortford in Hertfordshire had no idea who the star pupils in his car were.
Noel Gaughan might have suspected when one of them started humming the tune of the James Bond movie 'Skyfall' to him while practising her three point turn.
He might also have guessed when his car was surrounded by a load of screaming girls that they were more interested in who he was teaching at the time.
Find out who the celebrity learners were by clicking below to watch a report by ITV News Anglia's Elodie Harper
There was a time that our region was criss-crossed by a dense network of railways connecting many of our towns and villages.
That all changed in the late fifties and 1960s when dozens of rural branch lines were shut to save cash and now these lost railways are featured in a new book.
Matthew Hudson and the author of Britain's Lost Railways Julian Holland discovered the trains may be long gone but the lines, including the Braintree to Bishop's Stortford route, have had a new lease of life.
Fuel spillage and broken down van on M11 Southbound between J8 A120 (Stansted / Bishop's Stortford) and J7 A414 / B1393 (Harlow). On the hard shoulder. Not causing any problems at the moment.
Delays of up to 15 minutes on Greater Anglia services from Cambridge, Bishop's Stortforrd and Hertford East into London Liverpool Street. Also delays on the Stansted Express service. It is because of a signalling problem at Broxbourne.
Disruption continues on Greater Anglia services. Trains are currently suspended from Bishop's Stortford and Hertford East into London Liverpool Street. A limited bus service is now running between Broxbourne/Cheshunt and Enfield Town.
The Stansted Express service is also suspended. Trains are only running between Stansted and Bishop's Stortford. A limited bus service is running between Stansted Airport and Witham to connect with other services into London Liverpool Street.
The disruption is because of overhead line problems. The disruption is expected until 3.30pm this afternoon.
Disruption continues on Greater Anglia services between Cambridge and London Liverpool Street. Trains are currently suspended from Bishop's Stortford and Hertford East into London Liverpool Street. The Stansted Express service is also suspended. It's all because of overhead line problems.
A limited bus service is now running between Stansted Airport and Witham to connect with other services into London Liverpool Street. The disruption is expected until 3.30pm this afternoon.