FIRE crews from Somerton dealt with a large barn fire yesterday morning (October 27).

The blaze is at a barn in Aller, near Langport.

The A372 from Langport to Aller is was closed yesterday morning and a diversion was in place for a 'considerable' amount of time.

Drivers were being asked to follow an alternative route.

A spokesperson for Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service said: "Crews from Somerton, Bridgwater, Glastonbury, Martock, and Street have been in attendance at a barn fire near Langport.

"On arrival crews stated the barn was well alight. Crews dampened down the surrounding areas to prevent any escalation."