A FIRE broken out in an outbuilding in Colchester.

Essex Fire Service were called to Sheepen Road at 8.28pm on Saturday with reports that the building was completely in flames.

On arrival, two crews from Colchester confirmed that a wooden outbuilding, measuring approximately 15 metres by five metres, was 100 per cent alight and the fire had spread to nearby fences and bushes.

Crews worked to extinguish the fire by 9.52pm.