AN investigation will be carried out after fire crews were called to extinguish a blaze in a Clacton flat.

The fire started in a fourth floor flat in West Road, just before 9pm on Friday.

Crews from Clacton, Weeley, Frinton and Colchester were called to the scene to bring it under control.

It took firefighters an hour to fully extinguish the flames.

An investigation will now be carried out by fire officers to establish the cause of the blaze.