FIREFIGHTERS battled a blaze after arsonists set light to a shed causing a grass fire on Canvey marshes.
Nine firefighters from Canvey were called out to tackle the blaze at 6.54pm following reports of a field on fire.
The fire spread from a bird hide and was extinguished by 8.09pm.
A spokesman for the fire service said: "It was started deliberately."
Full story in Thursday's Echo.