Firefighters tackled a car on fire in the layby of the A13 just after Pitsea flyover last night.

Crews were called to the blaze between Pitsea and the Five Bells interchange at 7pm yesterday.

Firefighters had extinguished the fire by 7:20pm. The road was temporarily closed so fire crews could deal with the incident safely.

The cause of the fire has been recorded as accidental.