A MAN was taken to hospital with serious burns following a fire at a property in Taunton in the early hours of this morning (August 28).

Fire crews were called out to the incident in East Reach at around 12.15am.

They found a fire in a ground floor bedroom with one person still inside.

One man was rescued from the property and treated by paramedics for serious burns.

The fire was extinguished but the bedroom was badly damaged.

The male casualty was transferred to hospital by ambulance and an investigation into the cause of the fire is ongoing.