York & North Yorkshire

Blaze breaks out in train on Knaresborough viaduct

Knaresborough viaduct Image copyright Geograph / Chris Heaton
Image caption The viaduct is on a stretch of line between Knaresborough and Harrogate

A fire broke out on a train as it crossed a 80 ft (24 m) high viaduct in a North Yorkshire town.

Firefighters said the train was "well alight" when crews arrived at the bridge in Knaresborough, at 23:26 BST on Thursday.

No passengers were onboard the engineering train owned by Network Rail, and no one was injured.

The cause of the blaze remains under investigation, North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service said.

The 19th Century stone viaduct is on a stretch of line between Knaresborough and Harrogate.

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