FIREFIGHTERS have this morning (Saturday) tackled a fire in a 10-floor block of flats in Bridgwater.

An alarm company contacted the fire service after an alarm went off in the property in West Street at around 10am.

Initially two fire engines and an aerial ladder platform were mobilised to the incident.

After a further call was made saying there was a fire in the laundry room, additional appliances were sent from Taunton, Burnham-on-Sea, Nether Stowey and Street, along with supporting officers.

Not all appliances and officers were required to attend and were returned while en route.

On arrival crews confirmed a fire in the ground floor laundry room of the residential tower block and equipment was put into use to extinguish it.

The ground floor fire caused "100 per cent damage to clothes by fire, 10 per cent damage to laundry room by heat and fire and 5 per cent smoke damage to the lobby area".

The fire was extinguished using one hose reel jet, one safety jet, two breathing apparatus, one thermal imaging camera and a positive pressure fan.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.