FIREFIGHTERS were called to a fire in a house just outside Taunton late last night (Wednesday).

Two engines were sent to the incident in Monkton Heathfield Road, Monkton Heathfield, at 11.13pm.



A Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said: "On arrival crews confirmed a fire within the lounge.

"There was approximately 5% fire damage to the ground floor of the property and approximately 30% smoke damage to the lounge and hallway."

After extinguishing the fire, firefighters used a gas monitor and thermal imaging camera to check the property was safe.