A garage and car were severely damaged during a fire involving a car and gas boiler in Axminster. Firefighters from Axminster and two fire crews from Chard attended the incident this morning (Monday), at 5.41am, which occurred in a garage of a property at Smallridge. Crews used breathing apparatus, hose reel jets and a thermal imaging camera to tackle the blaze. A cordon also had to be set up due to the instability of the garage. The blaze was extinguished by 8.34am. A spokesman for Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service said: The garage was severely damaged by the fire. A car was also severely damaged. The cause of the fire was deemed accidental.