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Author Topic: Fire at Castle Cary 01/07/2018  (Read 148 times)
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« on: July 01, 2018, 07:26:29 pm »

A large fire has broken out at Castle Cary, Involving a tyre factory or related facility.
Thick black smoke and explosions are reported.

No word of any impact on rail services, presumably this might depend on the wind direction.
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« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2018, 07:45:54 pm »

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-england-somerset-44675824/crews-tackle-large-fire-at-tyre-factory-in-castle-cary
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« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2018, 08:08:52 pm »

The effect should be minimal. The Weymouth line runs about half a mile to the west, with the main line another few hundred yards further west.
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