A fire in a garden which engulfed a shed has been extinguished by three fire crews.

The 12sqm shed was set alight by a blaze which a neighbour reported was a bonfire which had gotten out of control in Lindsey Street, Epping.

A crew from Epping and two from Loughton were called shortly after 2pm and tackled the fire using breathing apparatus.

They managed to put the fire out by 3.17pm.

A woman and daughter at the property were unhurt and there were no reported injuries.