Fire crews were called to battle a fire at a shoe shop in a town shopping parade.

The firefighters attended the incident at the cobblers in High Road, Pitsea at 7.02pm last night.

Videos and images from the scene showed the fire service had put up a cordon around the shops in the road for some time as the crews dealt with the blaze in the store.

At least two fire crews were on the scene helping to deal with the incident, and smoke could be seen rising from the shop out of the businesses windows.

Essex Fire Service bosses say crews finished at the scene at 8:30pm and the cause of the fire was recorded as accidental.