PUEBLO, COLO.,– On Saturday night, fire teams responded to a fire near railroad tracks north of mile marker 108 off I-25 in Pueblo, according to the Pueblo County Sheriff’s office.
Around 10,000 railroad ties were on fire at two separate locations.
The Pueblo County Sheriff’s office says the preliminary investigation indicates the cause of the fire is arson.
Investigators with the BNSF railroad are conducting an investigation.
A spokesperson for BNSF Railroad told FOX21:
BNSF Police were on site and are working with local authorities. BNSF track maintenance staff responded and attempted to spread the tie piles to slow the burn. The tie piles were away from the tracks. There are two sets of tracks in that area. Train traffic was held on one set of the tracks but the second set remained open with a slow order. BNSF appreciates the assistance of first responders at this incident and all the times they respond to assist BNSF.BNSF spokesperson
If you have any information, contact the Pueblo County Sheriff’s office.