FIRE fighters have been tackling to a house fire.

Crews from Colchester and Halstead were called to the fire in the roof of a semi-detached home in Shellcroft, around 8.10am today, Wednesday May 14.

Half of the roof was on fire and the blaze was affecting the adjacent property.The fire was put out by 9.30am. 

The cause of the fire is unknown and Essex Fire Service will carry out an investigation.