Friday, 21 December 2012

Firefighters tackle blaze at Preston Park Railway

Brighton firefighters were on hand to tackle an electrical fire which caused disruption to rail services last night (20th December).

The call came in at 11.51pm requesting crews attend a fire at Preston Park Railway, Woodside Avenue, Brighton. Three fire engines arrived at the scene from both Preston Circus and Hove Community Fire Stations.

Firefighters had to ensure that all power was disabled on both sets of lines before they could start tackling the fire in an electrical box, which prevented trains running in both directions.

A team from Southern Rail were working there at the time and provided immediate on-site expertise for the fire Service.

Crews remained at the scene until 2.28am both tackling the fire and assisting Network Rail in keeping departing passengers away from the incident.

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