POLICE are hunting a suspected arsonist after a caravan was totally destroyed.

Firefighters were called to the blaze in a builders yard in Canal Road, Taunton, shortly after 11pm on Saturday.

The caravan was well alight and the flames were put out by crews using breathing apparatus and a hose reel jet.

A Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said: "The caravan was 100 per cent damaged by fire and a hedgerow nearby was severely damaged."

An Avon and Somerset Police spokesman said the incident was being treated as "potential arson".

He added: "Police were called by the fire service at around 11.30pm on Saturday.

"We are trying to locate the owner - anyone with any information about the owner of the offence should call us police on 101 quoting reference 5219003281."