Eight people have been evacuated from their homes after a large fire broke out at a block of flats in Frome.

Up to 10 fire engines and crews have been tackling the blaze since around 3:30am in the centre of town close to the Garsdale road.

However, the A362 Wallbridge road between the B3090 Wesley Slope and Great Wester is expected to be closed in both directions until lunchtime.