A SHED was totally destroyed and a nearby house was damaged in a fire in Taunton.

Two fire crews attended the blaze in Outer Circle following "multiple calls" to the fire and rescue service shortly before 1pm yesterday (Thursday).

The shed was well alight by the time firefighters arrived on the scene.

A Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson said: "Unfortunately the shed was 100 per cent destroyed by the fire and the two-storey semi-detached property was 10 per cent damaged by heat.

"The cause of the fire is believed to be accidental."