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Fire on railway embankment

Cowdray Avenue, Colchester
06/08/2018 @ 11:49
Incident Number: 83867
In attendance: 2 x Colchester


Firefighters were called to reports of a fire beside a railway line.

Crews reported on arrival that around 50 metres of the embankment close to Colchester Station was alight.

Firefighters are using dry powder extinguishers to prevent the fire spreading further.

Trains were isolated between Colchester and Ipswich while firefighting took place.

At 1.21pm, firefighters reported that they were continuing to tackle the fire.

The fire was extinguished by 1.34pm.

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