FORT BRANCH, Ind. (WEHT) – Town Marshal Darrell Parker told Eyewitness News that a train caught on fire in Fort Branch.
The chief of the Fort Branch Fire Department said one train car was on fire and another one was smoking. He says they got the fire under control within 15 minutes.
No one was injured and the cause of the fire is unknown.
CSX officials released the following statement on Monday:
“At approximately 8 pm ET Sunday evening, smoke was reported from a northbound CSX train passing through Evansville, IN. The crossties in two rail cars caught on fire and the train was stopped in Gibson County. Fires in both rail cars and small brush fires along the tracks have been extinguished. There were no hazardous materials involved and no injuries reported. Normal train traffic has resumed. CSX appreciates the swift response by Evansville and Gibson County Fire departments.”CSX Transportation
This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.
(This story was originally published on April 25, 2021)