A TAUNTON mum says that the remains of a flat fire that are still in place one month later are "traumatising" her son.

The fire took place at a block of flats in Alder Close on September 1 at 5.42pm. 

The block of flats was evacuated following the fire that was believed to be deliberate. 

The flat on the first floor was completely destroyed. 

One month later, the remains of the fire, including a window frame and broken glass, is still in place outside of the building, despite residents being told weeks ago that they would be removed.

The mum, who wished to stay anonymous, said: "More than a month on and the glass from the blown out window and fire debris is still left in the entrance of block of flats.

"I am a resident in the block, we were told work should of started the week beginning September 25, but still nothing.

"My son is still very traumatised by the fire and seeing it every day isn’t helping."

Taunton Deane Borough Council is responsible for the mess that was left after the suspected arson attack, it says it will be carried out "soon".

A spokesman said: “The council does have responsibility for clearing the damaged property resulting from a fire in the flat at Alder Close.

"Following routine investigations the clearing order has now been authorised and the requested work should be carried out soon.

"We have appreciated the patience and understanding of residents throughout this process.”