FIRE crews have been battling a dumper truck fire in a field this lunchtime (Wednesday).

The six-tonne vehicle caught light at Sandys Moor, Wiveliscombe, shortly before 2pm.

A fire engine from Wiveliscombe and two from Wellington, as well as a water carrier from Bridgwater, attended the incident.

The truck was 80 per cent damaged by the fire, which was extinguished using compressed air foam.