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Fire closes Carlisle railway station

Carlisle Station
Carlisle Station

At 3:02pm today, Monday 8 May firefighters were called to Citadel Railway Station to heavy smoke logging in a basement of a commercial property.

A spokesman for Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service said: “The crews found a fire which was out on their arrival in the basement and used a hose reel and a thermal imaging camera to check the area.

“The station was evacuated and no trains were permitted to stop at the train station while the incident was being dealt with, however trains were permitted to pass through the station without stopping.”

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