Firefighters tackled a blaze at a garage block in Basildon in the early hours of this morning. 

At 12.40am, crews from Basildon and Orsett were called to Rook Yard after reports the garages were alight. 

Crews wore breathing apparatus and used two hoses to extinguish the fire by 2.24am. The cause of the fire is unknown at this stage and an investigation will be carried out.