Major house fire tackled by crews from across Somerset
A disabled man was rescued from his home after a fire broke out which required dozens of firefighters to tackle.
Emergency services were called to Butts Way, Milverton, near Taunton, at 11am this morning after receiving numerous 999 calls.
Fire engines from Wiveliscombe, Wellington and Taunton attended, as well as police and paramedics.
On arrival, crews found the property was well alight and requested back up from Taunton along with the incident command unit from Street and a support pump from Ilminster.
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Shortly after it was confirmed that all persons were accounted for and that the detached building, which measured 15m x 15m, had a well developed fire on the first floor.
Another pumping appliance and an aerial ladder platform were then requested.
The appliance was mobilised from Bampton and the aerial ladder platform from Bridgwater shortly followed by the Williton pump and an incident support unit from Yeovil to replenish breathing apparatus cylinders.
By midday, another two fire engines were mobilised from Bridgwater and Dulverton. The catering and welfare unit from Burnham on Sea also attended.
The fire tore trough the roof of the property but was brought under control and by mid afternoon the incident was being scaled back.
A spokesman for Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue service said crews would remain on the scene for some time to clear up.