A small fire broke out at the Ford Research Centre in Dunton on Saturday morning.

Firefighters from Basildon, Brentwood and Grays were called out at 11am to reports of a blaze in a testing pod at the site, just off West Mayne.

A sprinkler system had been activated by smoke from the flames, helping to extinguish part of the fire.

The area was sealed off while officers finished off putting out the fire which was done by 11.20am.