A MEMBER of the public reported a car on fire in a Somerset layby in the early hours of this morning.

A fire crew from Wincanton was sent to Camp Road, Henstridge near Templecombe, at just after 2am.

"The car was well alight on arrival and crews got to work with one hose reel jet," said a Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson.

"The single abandoned vehicle in the entrance to an industrial estate was 100% destroyed by fire and police were informed of the incident."