April 18, 2022 RAILCAR FIRE, COLEBROOKDALE RAILROAD , BOYERTOWN

Company 95 was dispatched to the Colebrookdale Railroad yard for a Railcar fire at 0840 hours. On arrival crews found smoke coming from the corner of the railcar and a Railroad member had knocked down the fire with an extinguisher. There was still fire under the floor burning the original floor and wood framing supports, crews had to cut the floor open to get to the fire and completely extinguish the fire. The fire apparently started when a volunteer was working on the car with an acetylene torch and sparks got under the floor.

Gilbertsville Fire Police assisted BAF&R Fire Police on scene.