PICTURES show the devastation as a former Natwest bank was ravaged by a fire - with crews from around Dorset attending the blaze.

The fire happened over the Dorset border at Crewkerne - however firefighters from around Dorset have been drafted in to tackle the blaze.

Dorset Echo:

Fire engines from Dorchester, Beaminster and Sherborne have been at the scene at Market Street today. The police and ambulance service are also in attendance.

A spokesman for Sherborne Fire Station said: "Both appliances from Sherborne were mobilised to a property fire in Crewkerne.

"At the height of the incident there were 14 appliances and several special appliances such as an aerial ladder platform, command support and incident support units."

Dorset Echo:

A spokesman from Martock Fire Station said: "Another day, another large incident attended by our crew working alongside crews from Crewkerne Fire Station, Sherborne Fire Station, Yeovil Fire Station, Chard Fire Station, Axminster Fire Station, Street Fire Station, Taunton Fire Station, Somerton Fire Station, Wincanton Fire Station, Bovey Tracey Fire Station, Beaminster Fire Station, Dorchester Fire Station, and Ilminster Fire Station."

Dorset Echo: Crews have made an opening in the roof space to assist in ventilating the property and locating the location of the fire, using breathing apparatus and hose reel jets.

Meanwhile, drivers are warned that roads remain closed as a result of the incident. The A30 at Market Street is closed in both directions, causing heavy traffic in the area.