THE windscreen of a vehicle parked in a Somerset town was smashed after an aerosol left on the dashboard EXPLODED.

The can blew out the front window of the vehicle after being left in the extreme heat in Bullford, Wellington.

Fire crews were alerted to the incident at just before 3.50pm this afternoon (June 13).

A Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson said: "Fire crews from Wellington have assisted local police in removing aerosol cans from an unattended vehicle in Bulford, Wellington.

"A fire engine from Wellington attended the incident. On arrival, police were able to confirm that aerosol cans had been left dangerously on the dash, one of which had exploded smashing the vehicles windscreen.

"Crews managed to gain entry to the vehicle using a glass hammer and were able to remove the remaining aerosol cans from the vehicle."

The cans were then placed in cold water to cool, they added.

It is understood no one was injured in the incident.