Fire fighters are tackling a blaze near to Southend United’s Roots Hall stadium.
Essex Fire and Rescue Service has four crews attending the scene, having been called to the vicinity at 17:45 BST.
It said fire was ‘creating a significant amount of smoke’ with the crews in attendance battling to prevent its spread.
Pictures on social media showed a huge cloud of black smoke coming from a building on Roots Hall Avenue.
They have advised all residents living nearby to keep windows and doors closed while they deal with the issue.
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