Essex: Wood chip fire in Rochford

A pile of wood chippings 15 metres high is on fire at Rochford in Essex.

Crews were called to Hall Road just before 8pm on Friday night and ten fire appliances were sent to the scene.

By 9pm it was decided that the fire would be allowed to burn out in a controlled manner, and by this morning three crews remained to monitor the situation.

The cause of the fire is unknown.