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Crews extinguish train fire near Olney

Olney Train Fire
Posted at 12:36 PM, Aug 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-03 09:43:23-04

UPDATE - Aug. 3, 2020 - 6:55 a.m.

OLNEY - The Whitefish Fire Department was called out to a train fire near Olney early Sunday morning.

Officials say a Burlington Northern Santa Fe engine caught fire and was spotted by another passing train.

The Olney Volunteer Fire Department responded to the call and put out mutual aid requests to the Whitefish and West Valley fire departments.

The blaze was contained by 4:15 a.m.

No injuries were reported and the cause of the fire remains under investigation.

(first report: Aug. 2. 2020 - 12:36 p.m.)

In a Facebook post on Sunday Whitefish Fire Department stated that they had responded to a train fire in the early morning.

The morning fire was put out safely.

MTN News will update when we receive more information.