Fifteen acres of field destroyed in fire near Taunton

The fire destroyed half of the field Credit: Dan Searle

Emergency services have been called to a large field in Taunton.

Fire crews were called at 11.50am on Tuesday (August 9) to deal with the blaze near Wrantage. 

Around 15 acres of the 30 acre field were scorched by the blaze. The cause of the fire is currently unknown.

A spokesperson for Devon and Somerset Fire Service said: "We have been called to attend a large fire in the open in North Curry near Taunton. This is a field fire.

It added: "Ten pumps and our specialised units and all-terrain vehicles have been requested to attend. Those in the area should keep their windows closed".