FIREFIGHTERS from Dorset are assisting with a large building fire over the Dorset-Somerset border.

Two fire engines from Sherborne Fire Station have been called to assist fire crews from Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service in response to a fire at a former Natwest bank building in Market Place, Crewkerne after 1pm on Monday, February 22.

14 fire crews are at the scene along with a number of police officers. The road has also been closed by emergency services.

Two crews from Dorchester were among those in attendance.

A spokesman for Dorchester Fire Station said: "Our Command Support unit, also a Breathing Apperatus Support unit was mobilised to a ‘make pumps 14’ in Crewkerne this afternoon."

Dorset Echo: Picture: Dorchester Fire StationPicture: Dorchester Fire Station

Meanwhile the A30 at Market Street is closed in both directions and traffic in the area is affected from B3165 Hermitage Street to A356 Market Square.