Investigations are underway to find the cause of a fire which has badly damaged a house in Essex.
The fire broke out early this morning in the Tudor building on the High Street in Newport near Saffron Walden.
When fire crews arrived the found the fire spreading through the ground floor and roof.
Firefighters using breathing apparatus checked there was no-one inside, but had to leave because of fears the building was unsafe.
The cause of the fire isn't yet known and no-one has been hurt.