AN area of Wincanton Racecourse was cordoned off earlier today (Thursday) following reports of an underground electrical fire.

Firefighters attended the incident at 1.42pm and also called out the local electrcity company's teams.

A Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said: "Southern Electric attended and as this small fire was not deemed dangerous to the public, incident scene was left in hands of electricity board crew and Wincanton Racecourse site manager for them to deal."