Railway traffic stopped in both directions in order for the crew to safely extinguish the fire.
Updated Incident Information: Incident Commander 400 sq metres of railway embankment involved in fire, back pack and beaters in use. request the water bowser from Great Central Railway to attend and supply water to fight the fire.
Good progress being made to extinguish the fire. Back packs being used to damp down the area
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