A CAR in a Somerset pub car park has been destroyed in a fire.

Emergency services from Ilminster rushed to the Eagle Tavern on the A303 to reports of a car on fire at 3.15pm yesterday (Saturday, January 18).

A spokesperson for Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue said: "The crews confirmed upon arrival that there was a vehicle well alight. They quickly set about extinguishing it using hose reels and two breathing apparatus.

"The car was totally destroyed by fire."