Fire On Dorset Train

A train has been evacuated in Dorset - because of a fire under one of the carriages.

Smoke was seen coming from one of the carriages at Upwey near Weymouth just after 6am this morning (24/01/13)

Around 20 people were on board.

It caused delays for commuters, with buses put on instead.

The fire service say they don't know yet how it started.

A statement from Dorset Fire and Rescue Service said:

''Two crews from Weymouth attended Upwey rail station, Weymouth, just after 6am this morning (06:08) following a 999 call to reports of smoke coming from the underside of one of the passenger carriages. All passengers, approximately 20, were evacuated from the train while DFRS and railway staff, (who had used extinguishers on the fire before the arrival of fire crews) dealt with the fire. The train has now been removed from the platform area while crews and rail staff investigate further.''