Fire crews are at the scene of a blaze that has broken out in nature reserve.

Firefighters are in the process of extinguishing the fire which reportedly broke out in Magnolia Park, Rochford at around 5.15pm.

Walkers passing by could see the fire which broke out beside the footpath, where fire crews have fenced off the area and continue to battle the blaze.

The cause of the fire is unknown and no injuries have been reported.

The Echo has contacted Essex Fire and Rescue Service following the incident.