SEVEN firefighter crews have been battling a house blaze in Thundersley.

Essex Fire and Rescue Service said seven crews from Orsett, Basildon, Hawkwell, Rayleigh and Leigh, were at the scene of the blaze in Hart Road. 

A specialist aerial ladder platform from Southend - which fights fires from above was also called to the scene at 10.26pm on Friday night.

On arrival, crews reported that there was a fire in a two-storey detached house that had spread to the roof space. 

Firefighters say they have contained the fire and are monitoring the roof space for any hotspots.

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