(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) St. Joseph firefighters battled an intense blaze Saturday morning along the railroad track near Interstate 229 and the S. 6th St. bridge.
Crews responded to the scene around 11:30 to find a large pile of railroad ties on fire sending thick black smoke far into the air.
A fire inspector on the scene said the railroad ties were soaked in kerosene to prevent wood rot making them extremely flammable.
No one was injured.