TWO fire crews responded to reports of a wood chip fire in Hockley earlier today. 

Firefighters from Rayleigh Weir and Hawkwell responded to the call at 2.27pm to a wood chip pile, measuring 10m by 10m, alight in Lower Road, Hockley.

On arrival, crews reported the wood chip pile was 30% alight.

Crews used two hose reel jets to extinguish the fire by 3.51pm.