FIREFIGHTERS tackled a blaze which engulfed the top floor of a house on Canvey.

Crews from Canvey, Rayleigh and Southend were called to the property in Canvey Road at about 3.47am this morning.

When they arrived the entire top floor of the detatched house was alight.

Fire fighters used an aerial ladder platform to tackle the blaze from above.

The fire was out by 5.17am.

An investigation will be carried out to establish the cause of the fire.