Homes have been evacuated in south Wales after a large diesel train caught fire
British Transport Police said crews were dealing with the blaze in Llangennech, near Llanelli, in the early hours of Thursday.
Gary Jones, a county councillor in Carmarthenshire, posted on Facebook saying “A major incident on the railway line has been declared.”
British Transport Police said: “Emergency services are currently dealing with an incident on the railway near Llangennech, Wales.
“A large diesel freight train has caught fire.
“A cordon is in place, with roads closed and surrounding homes being evacuated. Please avoid the area.”
The fire is burning in three carriages of the train, according to Dyfed-Powys Police.
The force tweeted: “”An evacuation zone is in place. Officers are contacting people in this area to leave their homes and convene at Bryn School.”
“Officers are in contact with people within that area asking them to leave their homes, and we urge people to comply with officers’ requests to ensure a swift and efficient evacuation.
“We are working closely with our colleagues at British Transport Police, Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service, Carmarthenshire Council, and Natural Resources Wales to bring the incident to a safe conclusion.”
Updates will follow as the incident progresses, Mr Evans added.Read more