FIREFIGHTERS were called to a property in East Huntspill after a fire tore through the front of a van and damaged a neighbouring property.

Two fire engines from Bridgwater and Burnham-on-Sea were sent to the scene at Ashlea Park in East Huntspill at 5.14pm on Thursday (January 10).

Dramatic photos issues by Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service show firefighters working to douse the flames in the van's engine and cab with foam.

A spokesman for the fire service, said: "The van was well alight and affecting a neighbouring property.

"The incident commander for the crew got them to work with two breathing apparatus and a compressed foam jet to fight the fire.

"The fire was quickly extinguished by the crew which involved the engine compartment and cab of the van.

"The house sustained minor heat damage only fortunately which the occupants had vacated when seeing the fire.

"Crews checked the van and house for any hot spots using the thermal image camera making sure all was safe before letting the occupants back in."

The fire service said the cause of the fire was accidental.