ESSEX Firefighters were called to reports of a fire in Southend Road, Fobbing early this morning.
When fire crews arrived they reported that a number of tyres covering an area of approximately 20m x 20m were alight. An outbuilding was also involved in the fire.
At 3:30am firefighters reported that the fire was surrounded and crews were making good progress tackling the fire.
The fire was extinguished at 5:30am. Firefighters left the scene and will return in a few hours to check for hot spots.
It is not known how the fire started.
*Update 8am* Firefighters have revisited the incident this morning to extinguish one isolated flare up. The crew quickly extinguished the hot spot and left at 8:30am.