A FLAT in Taunton has suffered from serious smoke damage following a cooker fire.

Two fire appliances attended the fire at a ground floor property in Queen Street after receiving a call at 1.08pm.

The cooker was 20% damaged by heat and smoke and the flat was 60% damaged by smoke.

The fire was extinguished by fire crews using two breathing apparatus wearers, one hose reel jet and small tools.

The cause of the fire is believed to be accidental.

Fire crews left the incident in the hands of the housing association who were making the property secure.