Services suspended after fire in Channel Tunnel
Smoke billows from a
vehicle at the Channel Tunnel entrance in France. Picture:
Kent_999s on Twitter
All Eurotunnel and Eurostar services were suspended this
afternoon when a fire broke out in the Channel
A vehicle was ablaze in a Eurotunnel
carriage carrying HGVs after leaving Folkestone at about 1pm.
Truckers, who were in a separate carriage, were evacuated
to emergency sidings. No injuries have been reported.
A Eurotunnel spokesman said the tunnel was being checked for
damage and ventilated.
The tunnel was closed to trains until about 3.30pm, with delays
Smoke was seen pouring from the vehicle after it emerged on the
French side of the tunnel.
The train was met by fire crews in Calais and the blaze quickly
- Click here for more news from across the county...