Firefighters are tackling a fire in a terraced house in Braintree.
Two crews from Braintree and one crew from Halstead were called to Twelve Acres at 8.40pm.
The fire commander reported the first floor of the building was 25 per cent alight and the entire property was smoke logged.
UPDATE: The fire was extinguished by 9.40pm. Crews in breathing apparatus used one hose reel jet to tackle the fire.