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Fire reported in a BNSF freight yard that serves Toyota plant/Corrected

Correction:  Regarding a fire Monday night, Dec. 3, in railroad switch engine near the Toyota plant, wishes to correct a factual error. We reported that the switch engine involved was owned by Toyota. We have been informed today that that engine and switching operation is owned and operated by the R. J. Corman Railroad Group, which is headquartered in Nicholasville, Kentucky.

Factual accuracy is very important to and we will gladly and promptly correct any reporting errors brought to our attention.


Original Post:

A fire was reported a few minutes before 7 pm Monday, December 3rd in a BNSF Railroad freight yard north of the Toyota plant in eastern Union County. The fire was in a small “switch engine,” owned and operated by Toyota. The freight yard is north of Highway 178 and west of Highway 9

There was considerable confusion in finding the exact location of the fire, and several fire engines and their crews were misdirected. There are a number of unmarked, narrow roads in the area. Toyota’s own fire department was on the scene and reportedly had called for help, believing they would need more water.

While the reporter was talking to firemen from the Southeast Fire Department about the exact location of the fire, a call came on Southeast hand-held radio saying that the fire had been knocked down. That report came at 7:20 PM. Apparently the Toyota fire department had the fire under control.

Southeast is the volunteer fire department that serves much of eastern Union County.


2 Comments on Fire reported in a BNSF freight yard that serves Toyota plant/Corrected

  1. Sphinx1314 // December 4, 2018 at 8:16 AM //

    The small switch engine is neither owned nor operated by Toyota. Make sure you get your facts straight if you’re going to report a story.

    • nanewsweb // December 4, 2018 at 4:07 PM // appreciates your information. We verified that information we were given yesterday was, in fact, incorrect. Please see post correction.

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