THE death has been announced of a former Taunton firefighter.

Retained leading firefighter Don Magee was 68.

He served with the fire brigade in the county town from March 1982 until October 1988.

A flag has been flying at half mast at Taunton Fire Station out of respect.

Mr Magee's funeral is being held at Taunton Deane Crematorium on Monday, July 15, at 2.30pm.