FIREFIGHTERS have been fighting through the night to extinguish a fire at a derelict building in Yeovil. 

Seven fire engines from Yeovil, Martock, Crewkerne and Sherborne rushed to a building on Sherborne Road at 2.20am today (October 19) after reports that a workshop was well alight. 

A water carrier from Yeovil, an incident command unit from Street and a welfare appliance from Burnham on Sea also attended the incident at 4.46am along with numerous fire officers to fight the fire. 

Police and Ambulance are also at the scene.

When they arrived, crews confirmed the main workshop in the building was well alight and that the building had partially collapsed. 

Firefighters used thermal imaging cameras to look for hotspots in adjacent properties to try and prevent the fire from spreading. 

Crews are fighting the fire from outside the building as it has partially collapsed.

A spokesman for Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service, said: "There is believed to be cylinders inside and this is currently under investigation.

"Water is being supplied from hydrants and there are a number of main jets in use. Crews are awaiting western power to confirm the electricity is isolated to this building.

"Three relief appliances from Chard, Wincanton and Ilminster are now in attendance and three of the original appliances will be released."

At 7.30am another four fire engines and two aerial crews will be sent to the incident as relief.