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Train Blamed For Burleson County Blaze

Fires that have plagued much of the state are now burning in the Brazos Valley.

Multiple fires popped up in Burleson County Monday afternoon, and they're being blamed on a passing train.

Two fire departments worked through the evening to put out the fires that burned in five different locations along Highway 36. Smoke could be seen for miles.

The fires stretched along the railroad tracks for about 10 miles north and south of Caldwell. The largest burned between 20 and 25 acres, Caldwell Fire Chief David Pevehouse said.

According to Pevehouse, a crop duster aided firefighters by dropping between two and three thousand gallons of water.

It took nearly four hours to extinguish the fires.

Firefighters believe it was a train's bearing that sparked the blaze.


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