Fire crews called to embankment fire at Ribblehead


Firefighters were called to a fire on an embankment at Ribblehead yesterday.

The Reeth crew joined colleagues from Skipton and Bentham after the call-out at 1.23pm.

Working with Network Rail, the trains were stopped while crews extinguished 50 meters of lineside embankment smouldering.

In a separate incident, firefighters from Hawes were called to a single vehicle accident near the town at 12.55pm.

Crews assisted at the scene with traffic management. Nobody was trapped.

Around half an hour later the Hawes crew extinguished a small rubbish fire in the town using a hose reel jet.

The cause was believed to be accidental.