FIRE crews were called in to action yesterday after a house caught fire.

Firefighters from Maldon and Witham were called to a house fire in Maple Avenue, Heybridge on Monday 7 September.

Teams were called at around 6.10pm and arrived on the scene to find the ground floor of the semi-detached house was on fire.

Reports also say the whole house was filled with heavy smoke.

Therefore, firefighters were equipped with breathing apparatus and entered the building to tackle the fire.

Fortunately, fire crews managed to extinguish the fire by 7.10pm.

At this time, the cause of the fire is not currently known.