TAUNTON Fire Station has released images of the aftermath of a fire that destroyed the Pines Cafe at the top of Buncombe Hill, on the Quantock Hill.

Fire crews were sent to the blaze at around 4am yesterday (Wednesday).

The popular cafe was 75 per cent damaged by fire before the crews were able to get the incident under control.

The cafe had been in the same family since around 1977 and run by the current manager since 2001.

It has around eight employees and is a hugely popular spot for walkers, visitors and residents.

Misty the Pines cat has been found safe and well - cowering in a nearby hedge.

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