A FIRE has broken out at a home in Southend.

Huge plumes of smoke have been spotted coming from a house on Wyatts Drive this afternoon.

The cause of the fire is unknown at this stage.

An Essex Fire Service spokesman said: "Crews were called to a shed fire in Wyatts Drive, Southend at 11.36am.

"On arrival firefighters reported that the fire was beginning to spread to the roof of an adjacent property.

"Firefighters worked to stop the fire spreading and extinguished it by 1.40pm.

"The cause of the fire is unknown."