FIRE crews from several Somerset stations were called to a commercial building in Bridgwater to tackle an accidental fire in the early hours of Thursday morning.

Firefighters from Bridgwater, Taunton, Burnham-on-Sea, Nether Stowey, Street, and Martock were called to the scene at around 2:51am on June 30.

The fire took place “within a silo in a commercial building” that measured 130 metres by 170 metres and was made of a steel frame with steel cladding.

The Devon and Somerset Fire & Rescue Service incident report said the silo was “40 per cent damaged by fire and 80 per cent damaged by smoke”.

It added: “Crews extinguished using six breathing apparatus, one hose reel jet, one safety jet and small tools. 

“The cause of the fire was accidental. Six fire engines, an aerial ladder platform, various supporting appliances and supporting officers attended this incident.”