A derailed freight train caught fire nearby Llangennech, Wales, on the evening of August 26, British Transport Police said.
Three carriages on the train, which was carrying large amounts of diesel, caught fire. Two employees were on board the service, but no injuries were reported.
Officers were called to the scene at approximately 11:29 pm. Dyfed-Powys Police evacuated the surrounding area and asked residents to go to a local school and community center, Wales Online reported.
Residents were allowed to return to their homes at approximately 5:30 am. Road closures were in place and travellers along the M4 were asked to continue along to Pont Abraham.
“This is a significant incident," British Transport Police Assistant Chief Constable Sean O’Callaghan said. “Resources from across BTP, South Wales Fire and Rescue Service and Dyfed-Powys Police have been deployed to the scene to mitigate damage to the surrounding area and ensure the safety of all those living nearby.” Credit: Charlotte McClure via Storyful