Police are investigating a fire at a pub in Buckhurst Hill which is being treated as arson.
Emergency services were called to the Three Colts Pub in Princes Road at around 4.50pm today (Saturday February 6).
Firefighters have managed to extinguish the fire and it is not believed anyone has been hurt.
A man was arrested on suspicion of arson in Loughton shortly before 6pm. He is currently in custody.
If you saw anything, have any CCTV or dash cam footage, or have any other information about the incident please call 101 quoting incident 858 of 6 February or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.