Fire Agencies Respond to Locomotive Fire

Fire Agencies Respond to Locomotive Fire

UPDATE – A locomotive fire was contained to the traction motor on one of five locomotives pulling a Union Pacific train that was headed to Cheyenne.

The Sweetwater County Fire Department had to put it’s newest fire engine into service to be able to work with Wamsutter Fire in order to gain access to the trains remote location west of Wamsutter.

The two new Sweetwater County Fire engines were to officially be placed into service Friday but were put to a premature test when the vehicle’s lighter weight and off-road capabilities were needed.

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SWEETWATER COUNTY РThe Sweetwater County Fire Department, Sweetwater County Fire District No. 1 and Wamsutter Fire Department are responding to a locomotive on fire on the railroad tracks in the area south of Interstate 80 and Table Rock Road.

Watch SweetwaterNOW for updates on this developing story.