Firefighters tackled a blaze at a house in Taunton yesterday.
Crews were called to the two- storey, semi-detached house in Holford Road, just after 5am, after receiving calls that it was alight.
It was initially thought that the residents were trapped inside the house.
However, on arrival two crews from Taunton found the house was empty although the fire had spread.
Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus tackled the blaze, which was confined to the porch of the house.
No-one was injured, but its five occupants were unable to re-enter the property.