FEARS of a chimney fire in a thatched property between Fair Cross and Sticklepath, Nettlecombe, on Friday evening proved unfounded.

The fire service was called to a report of a fire and three engines from Williton and Minehead  headed for the scene, but only one, from Williton, was required. 

On arriva,l crews confirmed no sign of fire but got to work with hearth kit checking for hotspots. The temperature of the chimney was monitored for a short while.