Fire crews stopped Creswell blaze spreading to rail line

Derbyshire fire service.
Derbyshire fire service.

Firefighters battled a large grass and undergrowth fire which was dangerously close to a railway line.

The fire was discovered at the back of the Model Village, at Creswell, about 3.30pm, on Monday, February 9.

A Derbyshire fire service spokesman said: “There was about 100metres of grass and undergrowth well alight and near to a railway line.”

Bolsover firefighters used back-packs and beaters to extinguish the blaze and made the area safe by about 4pm.