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Railroad Tie Fire on Bloomfield Road

Date of Incident: 2023-11-16

Time of Call: 19:10

Address of Incident: Bloomfield Road Chatham

Responding Stations:
               Station #1 - Chatham
               Station #2 - Chatham
               Station #7 - Chatham South
               Station #12 - Harwich North
               Station #15 - Raleigh North

Type of Incident: Railroad tie fire

Approximate Loss: 20000

Cause: Undetermined

Comments on cause: Stations #1 and #2 – Chatham were dispatched to a brush fire along the tracks on Bloomfield Road. Upon arrival a large pile of railroad ties was on fire. Tankers from Station #15 – Raleigh North, Station #12 – Harwich North, and Station #7 – Chatham South were called in to assist with suppling adequate water to fight the stubborn fire. Crews were on scene for numerous hours to fight the blaze. No injuries to report. Cause is undetermined.

Name of Person Releasing Information: Whitney Burk

Name of Contact Person For More Information: Assistant Chief

Phone Number: 519-436-3270