EXPLODING gas cannisters lit up the night sky early on Thursday morning as 70 firefighters tackled the biggest blaze of the year in Bridgwater.

Smoke poured from T&L Sweet and a neighbouring scrapyard, Brue Avenue Spares, at Brue Lane on the Colley Lane Industrial Estate, as crews from all over Somerset teamed up to tackle the massive blaze.

See this week's Mercury for the full story and more dramatic pictures.