Hazardous Materials Were A Concern With Train Fire

Firefighters said they were concerned about hazardous materials Monday afternoon when they put out a train fire in Jessamine County.

Crews said railroad ties being hauled by the train caught fire in Wilmore around 4:00.

Firefighters were able to access the tracks through farm property.

They said every second counted in putting it out since they weren’t sure what the cars were hauling.

Firefighters disconnected the cars so that the fire wouldn’t spread.

They called in other departments, including Lexington, after learning that a tank carrying hydrochloric acid was two cars behind the cars on fire.

Once the train was moved to a bridge, firefighters doused it with water.

No one was hurt.

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