Spark From Train May Have Started 500-Acre Brush Fire
Posted: 1:55 pm EDT March 25, 2009Updated: 9:05 pm EDT March 25, 2009A large brush fire in Cameron County may have been caused by a passing train, officials said.The fire started around 4 p.m. Tuesday along Route 120 in Gibson Township.
Officials said the cause is still under investigation, but said it may have started when the train used its brakes and created a spark.Because of dry conditions, the fire quickly spread to Route 120, then spread to the mountain side on the other side of the road. The fire quickly spread across 500 acres.
Crews said they had it contained at one point Tuesday night, but it rekindled Wednesday morning. As of noon, it had burned 400 acres of land and was still advancing. More...