A FIRE that badly damaged a vehicle is being treated as arson.

Fire crews were sent to the blaze in The Beeches, North Street, Langport, at 2.58am today (Thursday).

It had been reported that the vehicle fire was "close to a property".

A Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said: "Upon arrival, one vehicle was found to be well alight, nearby property was not affected.

"Crews used two breathing apparatus and two hosereel jets to extinguish. Damage to vehicle was around 50 percent.

"The cause of fire was believed to be deliberate and scene was left in hands of local police."