Update: Lapworth train fire sees passengers evacuated

Image from the train fire at Lapworth today. Picture courtesy of West Midlands Ambulance Service.
Image from the train fire at Lapworth today. Picture courtesy of West Midlands Ambulance Service.

West Midlands Ambulance Service has provided an update on the train fire which took place in Lapworth on Thursday morning.

Crews from Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service where called at about 8am this morning to tackle the fire involving the wheels of a passenger train at the village’s railway station.

An ambulance service spokesman said the train had pulled into the station with a fire underneath its carriage.

A paramedic area support officer and an ambulance crew attended.

British Transport Police also attended.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “The passengers were taken off the train and into shelter at a local school.

“Our staff were on standby while the other emergency services dealt with the fire. “Fortunately no-one was injured.”