A BABY was taken to Basildon Hospital after a blaze broke out in his home.

The three week old bot suffered burns in the fire in Grove Road, Billericay.

Firefighters were called to the home after flames broke out in the kitchen at around 8.50am today.

By the time they arrived the fire was already out but crews from Billericay and Basildon helped administer first aid and oxygen to the baby whilst the waited for an ambulance to arrive.

It is not yet known how the blaze started.