TWO fire crews were sent to the Old Town flats in Chard tonight after somebody reported their kitchen was on fire.

The 999 call was made around 6pm.

A Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said: “On arrival crews found a small fire in the kitchen area.

“The fire was extinguished using two breathing apparatus wearers and one foam extinguisher.

“The property was ventilated using a positive pressure ventilation fan.

“The cause of the fire was accidental and the block of flats sustained smoke damage.”