Pickering: Emergency crews called to Goathland steam train fire
Responders from Malton, Whitby, Scarborough and Robin Hoods Bay were attending to a bog fire near Ellerbeck Bridge in Goathland, Pickering at 12.09pm this afternoon.
The fire is believed to have been caused by sparks from a steam train and was extinguished by crews with the help of North Yorkshire Moors Railway staff.
The fire damaged an area of around 44,000 square meters.
A spokesman for the North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service said: “The fire brigade received a number of calls reporting a fire in the moorland area in the area.
“On the arrival of the first crew, pumps four were being built involving our crew from Whitby, Scarborough, Malton and Robin Hoods Bay who were busy fighting a fire that covered some 44,000m².
“Using a variety of tools including numerous knapsack sprayers, whisks and 220m hose reel, the teams worked with North Yorkshire Moors Railway staff to put out the fire, which is believed to have been caused by sparks from a steam locomotive.”
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