Trackside Fires Continue to Light up the South

Yesterday saw fire crews from Douglas and Castletown stations called out to a number of railway embankment fires.

Crews worked alongside the railway’s staff they worked to extinguish the fires and prevent further spread.

The fire service said: ‘We would like to thank the members of the public who rang 999 and gave our crews the locations and access information. The weather is heating up and with many of you out and about it’s important to understand what to do if you spot a grass fire.

⚠️Move to a safe place and call 999 straight away.

⚠️Give us as much information as possible. This can include the terrain, size of fire, road name or location.

⚠️Most importantly, do NOT tackle the fire yourself-you could end up injured or worse.’

This is the latest of a number of trackside fires recently. Gef has asked the DoI how many of the fires have been caused by the steam trains and what steps have been taken to prevent further fires.