Essex firefighters are dealing with a chemical spill after a lorry crash on the A127 near Rayleigh.
A drum containing 25 litres of sodium hypochlorite, which is used to make bleach, has tipped over and split inside the lorry and the liquid is leaking onto the roadway.
Four fire engines and a specialist chemical incident unit are at the scene at Rayleigh Weir working to make the area safe and stop the chemical entering the rivers and drains.
The Fire Brigades' Union in Essex has announced a further strike on Thursday 6 August in their long-running dispute over cuts.
The union says Essex County Fire and Rescue Service (ECFRS) faces budget cuts which will see 187 job losses.
Firecrews have been called to the Port of Harwich after 4000 tonnes of wood chip caught fire.
Two crews from Dovercourt and one from Manningtree have been called to the scene.
A man's been treated by ambulance crews for breathing in smoke after a fire in a house in Basildon. Seven fire crews are tackling the blaze: the three-storey house in Gambleside is still burning.