FIREFIGHTERS were called to reports a van was on fire.

A crew from Bridgwater attended the incident at around 1.50pm this afternoon (January 13) and found smoke coming from the vehicle's engine compartment.

"The crew used one hose reel jet to extinguish the fire and a thermal image camera to check for hot spots," said a Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson.

"The cause of the fire is believed to be accidental."