Steam loco sparks fires

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A SPATE of fires next to the main railway line through Doncaster was caused by sparks from a steam engine travelling between York and Retford, it has emerged.

Firefighters spent several hours tackling a series of grass fires, mainly near Stripe Road, Rossington, but also at Fenwick and near Tickhill, between 2pm and 7pm last Friday.

Some houses on Clayworth Court, Old Rossington, were also smoke logged because of the burning grass.