FIREFIGHTERS, police and ambulance were called to a roaring caravan fire in Bridgwater Drive, Westcliff last night.

A caravan parked in a driveway caught alight before spreading to a nearby car. The blaze, which started at roughly 2.30am, caused the front windows of the house to explode.

The people staying inside were not hurt after fleeing into the back garden until firefighters arrived.

The incident is being looked into by fire investigation officers.