The Echo reports tonight:
Firefighters are at the scene of a large tyre fire near the Fairglen Interchange on the A130.
A pile of tyres covering an area of 50 metres by 20 metres and stacked two metres high is alight, the incident commander reports.
Two crews from Rayleigh Weir and one crew from Leigh are using three ground monitors and one main jet to control the blaze.
The fire brigade was called to the site at 8.55pm.
Greater Anglia train services between London and Southend Victoria are being cancelled or delayed as a result of the fire.
A Greater Anglia spokesman said: “Due to a fire on property near the railway between Rayleigh and Wickford all lines are blocked.
“Train services between London Liverpool Street and Southend Victoria may be cancelled, delayed by up to 60 mins or revised.
“Owing to thick smoke blowing across the railway from a large fire off the railway between Rayleigh and Wickford the line is currently blocked for safety reasons.”
Passengers can use their tickets on c2c services and replacement buses are being arranged to operate between Wickford and Southend Victoria.
At 10:15 tonight there was a massive black cloud drifting northwards , passing above the A128 near the Carpenters Arms roundabout. Police had closed off the A1245 southwards.
UPDATE 7AM TUESDAY from BBC Travel: