Train services resume after fire in Devon and Somerset

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Train services are returning to normal after disruption between Exeter St David's and Taunton because of a fire.

The fire service said a blaze by the tracks in Hele, Exeter, had damaged a mobile home, detached bungalow and outhouse buildings.

Some First Great Western services were cancelled or delayed. No injuries have been reported.

The company said it expected to run a full timetable by the Friday morning rush hour.

Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service said eight pumps had attended the fire.

It said all trains were stopped as the incident was within 200m of the railway line.

First Great Western said all customers who were affected by the disruption would be able to use their tickets for travel on Friday.

It said four services had been affected and additional trains between Penzance and Plymouth and Tiverton Parkway and London Paddington had been put in place.

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