FIRE crews were called to tackle a blaze at a skittle alley in the early hours of this morning (February 11).

Crews from Williton and Minehead responded to reports of a fire at a property in Swain Street, Watchet, at around 12.45am, along with the aerial ladder platform from Taunton.

A Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson said: "On arrival crews discovered smoke and flames issuing from the skittle alley so requested further fire engines that were sent from Nether Stowey and Wiveliscombe.

"Crews used six breathing apparatus, two attack jets, two hose reel jets, one safety jet, two triple extension ladders, a 135 ladder and a compressed air foam jet to extinguish the fire."

The spokesperson said the roof of the alley was 100% damaged, along with smoke damage to the rest of the building.

"Crews will revisit the property in the morning to ensure it is safe," they added.

Video taken by Neil Smith

Somerset County Gazette:
SCENE: It is understood the skittle alley was at the West Somerset Hotel, in Swain Street, Watchet