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Last Updated: Wednesday, 24 January 2007, 19:24 GMT
New tram catches fire during test
Blackpool tram fire
The single-decker tram was severely damaged
A man has been taken to hospital suffering from smoke inhalation after a tram he was testing on Blackpool promenade caught fire.

The tram was undergoing a series of trials being carried out by Blackpool Transport when a fire started underneath the cabin on Wednesday.

Fire crews from South Shore station were called out to tackle the blaze, which started shortly after 1600 GMT.

The single-decker tram suffered severe fire and smoke damage.




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