Police cars, fire engines and two helicopters have been spotted on a golf course.

Several witnesses described seeing the emergency service vehicles close to Boyce Hill Golf Club, in South Benfleet.

The golf club said it "had no knowledge of the incident" and would not comment further.

It is unclear whether the helicopters are air ambulances.

Update: 12.50pm

A police spokesman said: "Police received reports of a fire at a property in Boyce Green, Benfleet, at around 10.50am today.

"Officers were called with reports that a man and a woman have suffered burns and have been taken to hospital in a critical condition.

"Enquiries are ongoing."

Witnesses have reported that two people were "set on fire".