FIRE investigators were trying to discover how a blaze started which badly damaged a West Somerset home.

Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue (DSFR) sent both Williton fire crews and a third from Minehead together with a brigade officer to tackle the incident in Cleeve Park, Old Cleeve.

The fire brigade was alerted when a wall was seen to be smouldering in one of the privately owned park homes.

The first firefighters to arrive at the scene confirmed the property was heavily smokelogged and they could see flames issuing from it.

They then discovered the fire was within the stud wall of the kitchen/dining room area of the property.

Crews tackled the fire using four breathing apparatus, two attack jets, one safety jet, two thermal imaging cameras, and small tools.

The blaze resulted in severe fire damage to about five per cent of the building and 50 per cent moderate fire and smoke damage to the rest of the property.

The incident happened shortly after 11.30 pm on Wednesday night (October 18).

A DSFR spokesperson said: “The cause of the fire is currently unknown.

“Fire investigation will take place under daylight.”