Two separate fires have broken out this afternoon.

A car workshop which caught fire has left the interior and six vehicles completed destroyed in Sedge Green, Nazeing, Waltham Abbey.

Firecrews from Waltham Abbey, Harlow and Hoddesdon were called at around 1.30pm to attend to the incident.

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Firefighters managed to extinguish the fire by 1:30pm.

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Essex County and Fore Rescue Service reported that the cause of the fire was found to be accidental.

Elsewhere, a vehicle which has burst into flames has caused the M11 to close.

The incident happened on the northbound carriageway between junction 8 and 9 near Stanstead Airport shortly before 1.30pm today.

It is believed that the traffic has come to a complete standstill for safety reasons due to thick smoke from the vehicle moving dangerously across the road.