Train fire: Huge blaze breaks out near Sevenoaks in Kent

Huge fire breaks out on freight train near Sevenoaks in Kent as services are cancelled while firefighters tackle blaze

  • A huge fire broke on a freight train near Sevenoaks in Kent this morning
  • Six fire engines contained the blaze on goods train Dunton Green train station
  • All trains between Orpington and Sevenoaks have been suspended due to blaze
  • There are no reports of injuries and the cause of fire has not been established 

A huge fire broke on a freight train near Sevenoaks in Kent today, with services cancelled while firefighters contained the blaze.

Kent Fire and Rescue Service were called to reports of a goods train alight near Dunton Green train station at around 5.15am.

Six fire engines were at the scene, alongside other agencies and emergency services, a statement by the service has said. 

A huge fire has broken on a freight train near Sevenoaks in Kent today as services are cancelled while firefighters try to contain the blaze

Kent Fire and Rescue Service has urged people in the area to close windows and doors due to the smoke plume, and to avoid the area if possible

Crews are working to contain a fire on a freight train between Sevenoaks and Dunton Green

Crews wearing breathing apparatus worked hard in difficult conditions to contain and control the fire with a special foam designed to smother the flames. 

There are no reports of any injuries and the cause of the fire has not been established. 

The fire service has urged people in the area to close windows and doors due to the smoke plume, and to avoid the area if possible. 

Disruption to train services is expected to last until at least 12pm after all trains between Orpington and Sevenoaks were suspended. Rail replacement buses continue to operate.

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