Fire crews rushed to an accidental fire at a popular takeaway.

It happened at Howard's Fish and Grill, High Road, Benfleet at about 11am today.

A spokesman for Essex Fire Service said: "The fire quickly extinguished using a dry powder extinguisher and a water hose.

"The shop was then ventilated using high powered fan to clear the smoke from the property.

"The cause was recorded as accidental."