FIREFIGHTERS bravely battled a blaze after three cars were deliberately set on fire.

The vehicles were on fire in Appleton Mews, Colchester, on Sunday night.

Essex Fire and Rescue Service received more than 25 calls about the incident because of how far the smoke spread.

Brave firefighters were at the address for more than an hour trying to dampen down the flames.

The video taken by a nearby resident shows how high the flames got as the three vehicles and a car port were engulfed.

The fire has been recorded as deliberate.