Firefighters tackled a house fire in Great Dunmow, which caused a street to close.

Fire engines from Stansted, Dunmow and Braintree attended the scene in North Street at 4.52pm yesterday.

The incident commander said that the fire was in a first floor bedroom.

Firefighters in breathing apparatus are using two hose reel jets and a covering jet to tackle the fire.

The fire was extinguished by 6.32pm.

Crews in breathing apparatus cut away walls and used thermal imaging cameras to ensure no hot-spots remained.

North Street was closed while the fire was ablaze.