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Fire Involving CSX Train

Date of News Release: 8/9/2017

Bonnieville, Ky.(August 9, 2017)- At 9:40 AM, KY Emergency Management and Kentucky State Police, Post 3 Bowling Green responded to a railroad crossing on US 31W near Campground Road, in the Bonnieville Community of Hart County, in reference to a reported fire contained inside a single engine of a passing train. Upon arrival of responding units, it was found that a small electrical panel on the side of an engine had caught fire, but was quickly extinguished by local fire departments. The locomotive, and all adjoining cars, were transported a safe distance away from the area where it will await inspection from safety crews with CSX.

Due to hazardous materials in transport, located several cars away from the fire’s origin, Bonnieville Elementary school was evacuated prior to law enforcement arrival, for precautionary measures. At this time, there is no public danger associated with the involved train, and the fire has been completely extinguished.

Kentucky Emergency Management was assisted by the Kentucky State Police, State Fire Marshall, Hart County Sheriff’s Department, Hart County EMS, and the following Fire Departments: Munfordville Fire Department, Horse Cave Fire Department, Bonnieville Fire Department, and Priceville Fire Department.

No other details are available for release at this time.