Emergency services have been dealing with an early morning coach fire at Long Lane between Kentisbury and Berry Down

A coach fire has closed the road between Kentisbury and Berry Down Cross after a coach fire this morning (Friday).

Police said highways would likely need a crane to remove the vehicle after it caught fire on Long Lane between the A399 and B3229.

A call came in to the fire service at 7.21am and fire crews from Combe Martin, Ilfracombe and the Barnstaple water carrier were mobilised.

The driver was treated for smoke inhalation by the ambulance service, but there were not thought to be any passengers on board.

A spokeman for Devon & Somerset Fire and Rescue service said the coach was completely destoryed in the blaze.

Police said the fire is believed to have started in the engine compartment of the coach.