Dozens of firefighters have been tackling a blaze in the thatched roof of a house in north Essex.
At its height 14 appliances were at the scene in Great Horkesley yesterday evening.
Crews from Colchester, Sudbury, Manningtree, Wivenhoe, Tiptree, Coggleshall, Witham, Clacton, Frinton, Halstead and Dovercourt all assisted at the incident.
Three hose reel jets, four ladders and working from heights gear were used.
Crews also carried out a water relay.
The fire, which broke out shortly before 6-30pm, was extinguished by 9pm.