Two fires have killed animals in Somerset today.

In Bridgwater a fire at Brendon Road has left a home devastated and the owner's pets dead, while in Merriott near Sounth Petherton calves have died in a barn fire.

Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service said in a statement about the Bridgwater blaze: "

"A property at Brendon Way was badly damaged by fire. The fire was discovered in the kitchen of the property and both appliances from Bridgwater use four sets of breathing apparatus and one hose-reel jet to extinguish the fire. The occupants of the property were treated on scene by ambulance personnel for smoke inhalation. A number of domestic animals were confirmed deceased."

The fire took place in the early hours of this morning. Meanwhile in Merriott near South Petherton a barn fire has killed several young cattle.

The Fire Service said: "Two fire appliances from Martock and one from Crewkerne were mobilised to numerous 999 calls reporting a barn fire at Merriott.

"On the arrival of the fire service it was discovered a large amount of hay well alight with a farm building and another three fire appliances were mobilised.

"Part of the building has collapsed due to the fire and fire fighters are monitoring the situation. Two calves were rescued from the building but a further 10 were pronounced dead at the scene. This incident is ongoing."