FIRE crews spent more than two hours battling a scrap yard in East Tilbury, in the early hours of this morning.

On arrival firefighters reported that approximately 50 tonnes of mixed refuse, including rubber, plastic and foam, was alight at the yard in Station Road.

Two crews from Grays, one from Orsett, one from Corringham, and another from Chelmsford worked to extinguish the fire by 6.03am.

The cause of the fire is unknown.