AN INVESTIGATION has been launched after a mobile home went up in flames.

Firefighters were called to Creek Road, Canvey, around 4pm today and found the home fully alight.

Crews evacuated nearby mobile homes as a precaution and were eventually able to extinguish the blaze by 5.20pm.

A man and a woman were left in the care of the ambulance service after they breathed in smoke.

A spokesman for the fire service says investigators are now looking at how the fire started.