Train fire causes residents in south Wales to evacuate homes

Homes have been evacuated in south Wales after a large diesel train caught fire.

British Transport Police said crews were dealing with the blaze in Llangennech, near Llanelli, in the early hours of Thursday.

Gary Jones, a county councillor in Carmarthenshire, posted on Facebook saying “A major incident on the railway line has been declared.”

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British Transport Police said: “Emergency services are currently dealing with an incident on the railway near Llangennech #Wales.

“A large diesel freight train has caught fire.

“A cordon is in place, with roads closed and surrounding homes being evacuated. Please avoid the area.”