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Tressle fire stops train traffic

Published: Friday, Nov. 18, 2011 2:34 p.m. CDT • Updated: Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2011 1:59 p.m. CDT

THAYER — A fire on a Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad tressle Thursday night has stopped train travel.

According to a Creston fire report, a fire started on a tressle in section 14 of Hope Township, which is east of Thayer, approximately 7:20 p.m. Thursday. Creston Fire Department was called for mutual aid 8:48 p.m. Thursday. Murray, Osceola and Afton fire departments were also at the scene.

The cause of the fire is unknown. Firefighters were at the scene for four and a-half hours. No injuries were reported.

Damage estimate is unknown at this time.

According to a BNSF representative, train travel is expected to resume by 6 tonight.

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