1st August 2021

Passenger train fire at Taunton Railway Station

2 fire appliances from Taunton were mobilised following a call from a member of staff reporting smoke issuing from the engine at the front of an empty passenger train at Taunton Railway Station earlier this morning (06:42 Saturday 21 March).

Shortly after arriving and liasing with staff, crews confirmed there was an electrical fire within a passenger carriage on an empty static train.

After placing a block on the line, to ensure the safety of the crew, they extinguished the fire with 3 C02 extinguishers.

Damage was confined to electrical wiring and jumper cables between the carriages only.

Duty of care was left with station staff.