Council tax payers in Taunton Deane will have to pay almost 5 per cent more for services this year.
The authority is increasing its tax by 3.6 per cent with a further one and a quarter on top for the new Somerset Rivers Authority.
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The force has pleaded guilty to health breaches in relation to a response belt that was used on Thomas Orchard before he died.
The 14 and 15-year-olds are currently being treated. Two 16-year-olds have also fallen ill.
Up to 10 fire engines and crews have been tackling the blaze since around 3:30am this morning.