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See the Penzance train fire in photos and videos

Penzance train station fire - Adam Pickup-Bowker

Published by the Pirate FM News Team at 6:01am 18th April 2018 (Updated 6:49am 18th April 2018)

Photo: Adam Pickup-Bowker

This is the moment a blaze broke out on a train in Penzance railway station.

Firefighters from five towns across west Cornwall got the shout just after 8pm on Tuesday night.

Smoke and flames could be seen billowing from the area and local have described the smell hanging in the air.

Crews used several jets to bring the blaze under control.

The fire started in the power car which has now been moved to a different location.

The station was closed and there were delays to services on Tuesday.

Now Great Western Railway says it is back open and services should be running as normal on Wednesday.

Here are some of the photos and videos from the scene...

penzance train station fire - Luke Wilkes

Photo: Luke Wilkes

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Photo: Chay Pell


A Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson said: "At 20:02 this evening the Critical Control Centre received a call stating that a train power car was on fire in the platform at Penzance Railway Station. Appliances from Penzance and Hayle Community Fire Stations and a Wholetime Officer were mobilised to the scene. On arrival the crews sent the message of 'smoke issuing'. 

"20:11 Make Pumps Three message received and further crews from Penzance Community Fire Station mobilised. 

"20:14 Make Pumps Five message received. Appliances from St Just and St Ives were mobilised along with additional resources from Falmouth and another Wholetime Officer. 

"20:29 Message received from Wholetime Officer on scene stating that good progress is being made. Fire is isolated to engine compartment. Four Breathing Apparatus, two hose reel jets and two main jets, one safety jet and a thermal imaging camera in use. 

"22:27 Update. Can now be confirmed that fire was in the Train Power Car. The Power Car has now been moved from Penzance Railway Station to another location. Crews are still remaining with the Power Car checking for hotspots. Penzance Railway Station is now operating as normal."

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