Several fires reported along railroad in Mexico

2 months 4 weeks 2 days ago Tuesday, August 14 2018 Aug 14, 2018 Tuesday, August 14, 2018 9:59:00 AM CDT August 14, 2018 in News
By: Destinee Patterson, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

MEXICO - Authorities responded to several small fires along railroad tracks running through town on Monday.

Norfolk Southern Railroad employees said one fire was caused by sparks from a rail grinder operated by maintenance workers. The crew was already working on putting the fire out when responders arrives.

The Mexico Public Safety Department responded to three other small fires throughout the day. Railroad ties supporting the railway tracks caught fire near Snyder Drive, Morris Street crossing and Green Boulevard. 

Norfolk Southern was the notified of the incidents. There were no injuries and no property damage from the incidents.

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