Train carriage arson during busy weekend for firefighters


A train arrived at Bedford station with a carriage on fire after a blaze was started deliberately. Firefighters from Bedford and Kempston arrived within seven minutes after getting an emergency call on at 10.24pm on Saturday (June 18). They boarded the train and used a water extinguisher to put the fire out before passing the incident to the British Transport Police.

During the day, fire fighters were called to a road traffic collision at on the A6 - A421 to Wilstead Hill which left one woman trapped in a vehicle.

They used Holmatro rescue equipment to free her and she was passed into the care of the ambulance service, on Saturday at about 1.41pm.

A busy weekend saw fire and rescue free a person trapped in a vehicle following an accident on Sunday at 7.31pm.

Firefighters from Kempston, Bedford and Broughton attended the incident on the A421, West Marsh Leys to Marston.

The casualty was passed into the care of the ambulance service.