Fire crews battled a blaze at a derelict home near a former zoo site.

The firefighters were called to the fire at the single storey derelict building - thought to be a former home- in London Road, Vange at 6:30pm last night. The building is close to the old Basildon Zoo.

The firefighters extinguished the fire by 7:25pm and Essex Fire Service says the cause of the fire is unknown.