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50 passengers evacuated from train fire

Pictures courtesy of Cheshire Fire and Rescue

Around 50 passengers were evacuated after a train caught fire in Cheshire.

Four fire engines - two from Crewe, one from Nantwich and one from Audlem were called to reports of a fire coming from the back of a travelling train in Willaston.

The line was stopped temporarily on both lines by Network Rail and passengers were evacuated as a safety precaution.

 

A cordon was put in place before crews used a hose reel jet and a covering jet to extinguish the fire.

Firefighters then checked for hot spots and used a thermal imaging camera before handing the incident to Network Rail.

The fire involved engine components and air filters.

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