Fire crews tackled a blaze in the thatched roof of a barn.

Crews from Weeley, Brightlingsea and Colchester were called to Wigboro in Wick Lane, St Osyth at around 4.10pm on Sunday.

Firefighters used two hose reels to tackle the blaze and had to cut away part of the roof to uncover the fire spread.

The fire was extinguished by 5.16pm.