Wellington fire fighters have been deployed at least four times in three days as they responded to a wave on incidents.

On Sunday Wellington crews joined fire fighters from Bridgwater and Tiverton stations - in addition to six others - in taking on a barn blaze which had erupted in the early hours.

Wellington fire station was among the first to respond to the fire and were mobilised just before 5 am.

On arrival at the scene fire crews discovered a large barn which contained hay bales and animals was alight. Crews immediately got to work helping the farmer to move his livestock from the rear of the agricultural building.

Two hose reel jets and two attack jets were deployed, with a light portable pump set into a nearby pond.

At 10 am relief crews arrived on the scene. By mid morning significant progress had been made and the fire was being damped down. It had been successfully contained to the barn and then extinguished.

In all, over 1000 bales of hay were contained in the barn, in addition to wood chippings and animal pellet feed.

On Sunday night, Wellington crews were deployed twice to reports of fires outside garages in Southgate, Wiveliscombe.

On arrival crews discovered burning furniture which was affecting at least two garages. They deemed the fires to have been started deliberately, and warned residents to remain vigilant.

On Monday two fire engines from Wellington station were seen travelling down the High Street at speed as they raced to respond to an overturned truck on the M5.

A food truck had overturned near the Chelston Interchange at about 4.20 pm. Though there was no sign of fire, or of a person trapped, crews were deployed in the interests of safety, not least because the truck contained gas bottles and fridges.