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CSX Train Ignites Brush Fire

Last updated on Tuesday, March 13, 2007

(EVANSVILLE) - Evansville firefighters were busy Monday after a CSX train ignited a brush fire along a half-mile stretch near the Vanderburgh County Jail, closing a busy train track.

A firefighter rushed back to his truck to turn on the water while battling a brush fire along U.S. 41. The truck had just left the scene when winds picked up and the flames intensified.

The fire was ignited by sparks from a train.

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