North Benfleet farm fire investigation under way
An investigation is under way after more than 40 firefighters were called to a "major fire" at a farm building.
The presence of acetylene cylinders hampered efforts to quell the fire inside a farm workshop in North Benfleet on Tuesday night.
Police closed off nearby roads while fire crews tackled the fire.
Divisional officer Neil Fenwick said: "It's too early to say how the fire started. We are conducting an investigation."