A CAR on fire caused a main road in Essex to be shut down.

Braintree Road, in High Garrett, was closed on Thursday after a car burst into flames.

One fire crew from Halstead was called to the scene at 4.37pm and on arrival firefighters reported one car was completely alight. 

Firefighters work to put out the fire and it was extinguished by 4.56pm. 

There has been no record of any injuries or ambulance attendance at the scene.

The road reopened around 6:30pm.

The cause of the fire has been recorded as undetermined.