North Devon firefighters have tackled a blaze at a commercial garage in Bideford where a number of cars were on fire.

The fire service received a call from the police at 1.08am today (Wednesday) that smoke was issuing from the garage in Northam Road.

Crews from Bideford, Torrington and Barnstaple were sent to the scene and upon arrival confirmed a number of vehicles inside the garage were well alight.

The crews attacked the fire using breathing equipment, main jets, hose reels and thermal imaging cameras.

A fire service spokesman said environmental protection equipment was also used in order to contain the runoff of oil based products from the property.