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Homes evacuated after ‘large diesel train’ catches fire near Llanelli


Police are evacuating homes in Llangennech, close to Llanelli in Wales, due to a train fire.

The incident was reported at just before 11.20pm on Wednesday.

Three of the train's carriages are on fire, according to the local fire service.

A 800m evacuation zone has been put in place around the "large diesel train", with roads being closed in the local area.

Police have been contacting local residents and asking them to convene at Bryn School and Llangennech Community Centre.


Image: Smoke can be seen towering from the site. Pic: Archie Brown

Llangennech County Councillor Gary Jones said on Facebook that a "major incident" had been declared.

The public is being asked to avoid the area.

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Superintendent Ross Evans said: "This is a fast-moving situation, which has been declared a major incident.

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