FIREFIGHTERS have been called to tackle a blaze near to a railway line.

Trains are still running past the fire next to the C2C line on the Benfleet Downs.

Two fire engines from Hadleigh attended the scene at around 7.15pm.

C2C spokesman Geriant Hughes said: “Trains are running at a cautionary speed past the fire.

“We don’t anticipate that services will be seriously affected.”