TWO petrol tankers caught fire overnight.

Essex Fire Service were called to the incident in Horndon on the Hill at around 12.47am this morning.

A spokesman said: "When fire crews arrived they reported that one tanker was completely alight and the second tanker was 20 per cent alight.

"Crews worked hard to tackle the fire and managed to fully extinguish the fire by 1.30am.

"The cause of the fire is unknown."