ESSEX Firefighters were called to a fire in a terraced house in Bedford Road, Grays.
When crews arrived they saw smoke coming out of all the windows. Firefighters entered the property and found the kitchen completely alight.
Firefighters managed to stop the fire spreading to the adjoining properties and had extinguished the fire by 2pm.
The kitchen has been completely destroyed and the rest of the house has suffered severe smoke damage.
The fire was found to have started in the kitchen, but due to the extensive damage the cause of the fire is unknown.