FIRE crews tackled a blaze in a block of flats during the early hours of this morning (December 15).

One flat was "well alight" and the fire was spreading to other flats in the building.

The incident took place on Lower North Street in Cheddar at 5.32am.

A spokesperson for Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue said: "One fire engine from Cheddar and one from Wells were initially sent to a report of a fire in a bedroom of a flat.

"Fire control then received a further call indicating that the fire was spreading, so sent a further two fire engines from Blagdon and Winscombe.

"On arrival crews confirmed this block contained 24 flats and one flat was well alight and requested further assistance, as not all persons were accounted for.

"Further fire engines from Burnham on Sea and Glastonbury, as well as a command support unit from Street and and incident support unit from Bovey Tracey.

"All persons were accounted for and the main fire in the flat was extinguished."