A man has been charged with arson with intent to endanger life, following a fire yesterday in Hastings Road, Southend.
Police were called at around 10:40am, to reports of a fire in a residential building.
No injuries were reported.
Olayinka Huthman,32, from Hastings Road Southend, was arrested on Wednesday May 6.
He is due to appear at Chelmsford Magistrates court tomorrow Friday May 8.