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SJFD battles large blaze Saturday

A fire inspector on the scene said a large pile of railroad ties caught fire late Saturday morning.

Posted: Jun 5, 2021 11:12 PM
Updated: Jun 7, 2021 11:15 AM

(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. 

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