AN arson attack at a derelict industrial site saw 20 firefhgters tackle a fire in Braintree.

Firefighters were called to Convent Lane yesterday evening, August 12, shortly before 6.45pm.

When fire crews arrived they reported a derelict caravan and large pile of rubbish was alight.

Crews found the fire also possibly involved a number of cylinders so called for support from additional fire crews.

Firefighters from Maldon, Coggeshall, Halstead and Waltham Abbey were tasked with the incident.

Crews used the water from a nearby lake to extinguish the fire, with about 20 firefighters working to extinguish the fire.

Following an investigation, it is believed the fire was started deliberately.