A CAR caught fire inside a barn.

Essex Fire Service were called to Thorrington Road, Great Bentley yesterday at 5.51pm to the incident.

On arrival, crews reported that a barn was heavily smoke logged and a car within the barn was on fire.

A fourth crew from Colchester was requested to ensure enough water was on hand to extinguish the fire.

Firefighters extinguished the fire by 7.26pm.