10 people had to be evacuated from a block of flats - and 6 had to escape through a window - after a fire was started deliberately.
Firefighters were called at half past midnight this morning (8/10) to The Court, Victoria Street, Taunton.
Ambulance and police also attended as people were reported as being trapped inside.
10 persons were evacuated from the property and 6 escaped through a ground floor window.
9 of them were treated for slight smoke inhalation and the fire was put out safely.
Police say the fire was started deliberately and an investigation has been launched.
Services are at a stand on CrossCountry and Great Western Railway between Weston-super-mare and Taunton due to person hit by a train.
Tickets being accepted on GWR services.
Trains in both directions are subject to delays or diversions via Westbury adding up to 90 minutes to journey times.
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The 33-year-old shooter beat David Kostelecky from the Czech Republic 13-9. But Ling, from Somerset, won't be hanging around for long as he's straight on the plane back home to harvest.
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Somerset shooter Ed Ling is through to the trap shooting final at the Rio Olympics. He will be facing 5 other competitors later today (8 August).
No matter the outcome, Ed's having to catch a flight back home to Taunton straight after the competition to make it back for the harvest - he's a farmer by day.
There's queueing traffic and two lanes are closed due to overturned van on M5 Southbound between Junction 25 for the A358 (Taunton) and Junction 26 A38 (Wellington).
Congestion is also building on the M5 to Junction 24 for the A38 (Bridgwater South).
Two lanes are closed.
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