A HUGE fire which destroyed campus workshops at Bridgwater and Taunton College was started deliberately, the fire service has confirmed.

The blaze erupted at the campus, in College Way, Bridgwater, at around 3.30am yesterday (February 18), with 15 fire crews from across the county attending the scene.

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An investigation by Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue service concluded the fire, which engulfed the motorsport and motorcycle workshops, was stared deliberately.

In a statement last night (February 18) a spokesperson for Devon and Somerset Rescue Service, said: "The fire at Bridgwater & Taunton College is now out, and we have left the scene.

Bridgwater Mercury:

The inside of the motorsport and motorcycle workshop after the fire. Picture - Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service

"Following the fire investigation alongside the police, it has been confirmed that the fire was deliberate.

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"A single-storey building (approx. 80m x 60m) was involved in the fire and at the peak, we had 15 fire engines at the scene. In total, we had more than 120 firefighters fighting the fire.

"Our crews did a fantastic job containing the fire and stopping the fire from spreading to other parts of the building as well as adjoining buildings on the campus."

The Bridgwater Mercury has contacted Avon and Somerset Police for comment.