A FIRE near Billericay School is causing traffic delays in the town.

A car has caught fire near the school, in Noak Hill Road.

One crew from Billericay was called to the scene and reported the car was 100 per cent alight.

Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used a hose reel jet to extinguish the blaze by 8.40am.

The incident is causing delays to bus services in the area.