SEVERAL firefighters battled a fire in a Tudor manor house for five hours.

Crews were called to the blaze "across multiple levels" of the 10-metre by 25-metre property in Washford Hill, Williton.

Firefighters used an aerial ladder platform to get access to the roof to battle the flames from the loft space following the call out at 4.42am on Saturday.

As well as a fire engine from Williton, appliances were sent from Minehead, Bridgwater, Wiveliscombe, Taunton, Dulverton, Witheridge and Chard.

The fire spread to the ground and first floor walls, which was deep seated within the timber structure, and a snake eye camera was used to investigate and a fog spike to extinguish the fire.

The fire was out by 9.50am, when crews remained to cut away and damp down.

A Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue spokesman said: "Approximately five per cent fire damage was caused to the property and 30 per cent smoke damage along with minor water damage."