Fire crews from Whitby, Goathland and Lythe tackle blaze at Goathland railway embankment

Firefighters were called after sparks from a train caused a fire on the Yorkshire Coast on Saturday.

By Sarah Fitton
Monday, 14th June 2021, 4:55 pm

The teams from Whitby Goathland and Lythe were deployed to the blaze at the railway embankment at Beck Hole Road in Goathland at 1.28pm.

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The sparks, from a passing train, had caused two areas to catch fire - one measuring 30 by 3 metres and the other 20 by 2 metres.

Firefighters used a jet, pump, five backpack sprayers and six beaters to put the fire out.

Firefighters from Whitby, Goathland and Lythe tackled a railway trackside fire at Goathland.