FIREFIGHTERS worked through the early hours of the morning to tackle a roof fire. 

Crews from Williton and Minehead were called to Old Cleeve, off the A39, at around 3.30am this morning (February 15). 

Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue received a call from the occupant of the property, who reported that the roof was on fire. 

On arrival, the firefighters saw a large amount of smoke coming from the property. 

The fire was confined to the roof space of the property, so crews attempted to gain access to the building using a ladder, four breathing apparatus wearers, and a series of jets. 

At 5.15am the fire within the roofing timbers had been put out. 

Crews continued to work with a thermal imaging camera to check for fire spreads. 

The roof was left with ten per cent damage and the first floor was 20 per cent smoke damaged.