FIREFIGHTERS are battling a fire at a landfill site.

Crews were called to the incident at Walpole landfill site, near Bridgwater, at 6.23am today (Wednesday).

A water carrier and other specialist vehicles were sent to the scene.

The fire has been reduced to 50 per cent and "steady progress is being made, according to a Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service spokesman.

He added: "The smoke plume is likely visible from the M5 and possibly Bridgwater.

"Nearby residents are advised to keep their doors and windows closed as a precaution."