AN ELECTRICAL fault in a dishwasher caused a fire in a house in Laindon this evening.

The small blaze started around 7.30pm and saw two crews from Basildon fire station attend the scene in Pound Lane.

Firefighters moved the washer outside the front of the house and doused the flames before fitting an extra smoke alarm in the hallway of the property.

No one was hurt in the incident. Crews were at the scene for about 45 minutes.