Morrisons Fire - Cheshire Fire and Rescue from Audlem Fire Station displayed a full size fire appliance

A rapidly spreading blaze on a railway embankment in Crewe has caused delays to local services.

Firefighters have been battling the blaze off Dunwoody Way in Crewe since it started at around 1.20pm today (June 29).

Cheshire Fire and Rescue says it is a large fire involving grass and wood at the side of the railway line.

Teams initially used beaters in an attempt to control the fire, but due to its rapid spread the team are now using a hose reel jets.

Additional firefighters from Crewe are also now in attendance.

All trains between Crewe and Chester are currently suspended as a result of the fire, and are likely to be suspended until 5pm.

For more details on train delays, visit http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/service_disruptions/today.aspx

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