Tyne & Wear

Fire leads to Newcastle-Carlisle rail line closure

Industrial unit fire
Image caption An exclusion zone was set up around the site of the fire

A fire at a Northumberland industrial unit led to the closure of a major rail route for a time.

Emergency services set up an exclusion zone around the site in Prudhoe on Saturday evening, as it was feared oxyacetylene cylinders could explode.

The nearby Newcastle-Carlisle rail line was closed, with a replacement bus service in operation, until lunchtime on Sunday.

An investigation into the cause of the fire is being carried out.

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