THE first floor of a property in Foundry Mews, Chard, was badly damaged by fire this morning, Sunday, June 1.

Firefighters were called to the fire, which started in a cooker shortly after 6am.

An occupant, who suffered smoke inhalation and minor burns, had started to tackle the blaze using buckets of water.

Fire crews then completed the job, while the casualty was left in the care of the ambulance service.