MADRID (AP) – An approaching wildfire in eastern Spain caused a train driver to stop and prepare to change directions to avoid the flames, and several passengers were injured when they got off rather than wait, authorities said on Wednesday.
The train was travelling in the Valencia region on Tuesday night when the driver decided to reverse course because of the wildfire advancing from around the town of Bejís, further east.
Some passengers got off the train when it stopped in the countryside, including ones who broke windows to escape, officials said.
Ten people were injured, Spanish state news agency Efe reported. The government of Castellón province on Wednesday tweeted a video of firefighters running for their lives as towering flames from the Bejís fire roared behind them.
The wildfire is one of two still raging out of control in eastern Spain.