A small fire discovered in a garage in Exmouth on Monday afternoon (June 7) was found to have started in a tin of roof resin.
Firefighters from Exmouth were called to Raleigh Road at around 4.30pm where they could smell burning coming from a garage.
The crews used small tools to access the outbuilding, found a tin of roof resin on fire, and moved it outside.
The fire service said the cause of the fire was thought to be accidental.
A Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson said: “Both fire engines from Exmouth were quickly mobilised to the scene and on arrival, crews reported a smell of burning coming from the garage.
“Crews gained access to the building using small tools and found a small fire in a tin of roof resin in the garage. Crews removed the tin to open air.
“The cause is believed to be accidental.”