Fire crews called to car fire on railway line

A car set on fire on this railway line in Chettisham on Friday evening (June 24).

A car set on fire on this railway line in Chettisham on Friday evening (June 24). - Credit: Network Rail

A car set on fire on a railway line in East Cambridgeshire on Friday evening (June 24). 

A crew from Ely was called at 7:27pm to a fire on Lynn Road in Chettisham. 

Firefighters arrived to find a car well alight on a railway line. 

A spokesperson from Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service said: “Wearing breathing apparatus, firefighters extinguished the fire using a hose reel. 

“The crew returned to their station by 8:35pm.” 

The cause of the fire was accidental. 

This car fire was the second one of the day in East Cambridgeshire after a crew from Littleport were called to a deliberate car fire at 5:11am in the town. 

Anyone with information should contact police by visiting www.cambs.police.uk to submit an online report or call crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. 

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