FIVE fire crews were called to a blaze at a tyre and MOT centre at an industrial estate in Clacton.

Crews from Clacton, Frinton, Weeley and Colchester's aerial ladder platform were called to Europit Tyres, in Ford Road, shortly after 11.10pm on Wednesday.

Firefighters, wearing breathing apparatus, used one main jet and two hose reels to tackle the fire, which was in a building measuring 20 metres by 10 metres.

The fire was extinguished within about 45 minutes.

The owner of the building declined to comment.