FIRE crews tackled a chimney fire in Dunster last night (November 15) at 7.08pm.

It took firefighters nearly two hours - and a request for another fire engine - to put out the fire on Bremis Road.

Safety heights equipment was used during the incident, due to the design of the property.

A spokesperson from Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue said: "One fire appliance from Minehead attended a property in Dunster after a report of a chimney fire.

"On arrival, crews confirmed there was a chimney fire and began investigating using a thermal imaging camera to check for hotspots.

"At 8.11pm crews were working from the roof and hearth using one hose reel jet and chimney gear.

"At 8.22pm the crew on scene requested second fire engine from Minehead for extra personnel as this was a difficult chimney and there was possibly a liner collapse and the log burner needs removing.

"At 9.04pm crews were happy that they had extinguished the chimney fire in the domestic property."