Firefighters from Wiveliscombe have joined over 20 crews from the Devon and Somerset Fire Service to battle a blaze which has ripped through at least three houses.

Fire engines from across the two counties rushed to the major incident, which broke out on Monday, May 1, at 7pm.

It is understood the fire has destroyed two thatched cottages and caused damage to others along a row of terraced houses in Porlock Weir.

Firefighters worked to strip thatch from the cottage roof's in an attempt to contain the blaze, which is said to still be ongoing.

Porlock firefighters were the first to the scene, with dozens of fire appliances from across the county mobilised in support. These included crews from Wiveliscombe, Nether Stowey, Bampton, Tiverton and Minehead. In all, 24 stations have attended the fire.

Villagers were warned to stay away from the Porlock Weir area and to keep their windows shut due to smoke, in guidance issued by the Fire Service on Monday night.

The Fire Service reported crews were making "steady progress" early on Tuesday morning, as firefighters were hosing down the blaze with jets.

Updates to follow.