THREE people have been taken to hospital following a fire at Axminster Carpets.

The fire broke out at around 11.30am this morning (August 19) and three fire engines were called out to the business in Axminster.

At its' height, there were five fire engines and several firefighters tackling the fire .

A Devon and Somerset Fire Service spokesman said: "Three adults were taken to hospital by on-site personnel as they had suffered burns."

At 1pm, crews confirmed the fire involved the underlay plant on the ground floor of the factory.