Swanage Railway steam train sparks cause fire
- 28 May 2012
- From the section Dorset
Firefighters had to be called after sparks from a steam train started a fire on a railway embankment in Dorset.
The fire covered an area of grassland by Swanage Railway between Corfe Castle and Afflington Bridge.
It was reported by a member of the public shortly before 16:30 BST on Sunday and tackled by 17:00.
A Dorset Fire spokesman said: "A steam train passed through throwing out hot sparks which resulted in the very dry track side vegetation catching alight."