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Freight service resumes after locomotive fire on train near California desert town of Nipton

 

Freight service resumes after locomotive fire on train near California desert town of Nipton
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS 
September 10, 2012 - 2:50 pm EDT   from: http://www.therepublic.com/view/story/2f0685fcebde4ac8931280b96cb9f375/NV--Railroad-Train-Fire
 
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LAS VEGAS — A Union Pacific Railroad spokesman says freight train service has resumed after a locomotive fire near the California desert town of Nipton.

Railroad spokesman Aaron Hunt says no one was hurt and no hazardous materials cargo was involved in the fire about 5:30 a.m. in California's San Bernardino County near the Nevada state line.

The train from Southern California was headed for Salt Lake City.

Clark County spokesman Dan Kulin in Las Vegas says seven freight cars carrying hazardous cargo were separated from the burning engine before firefighters arrived.

Hunt says seven of the 96 train cars have corrosive sodium hydroxide powder inside. That's an industrial chemical used as drain cleaner and in the manufacture of paper, textiles, soap and detergent.

(Story distributed by The Associated Press)

 

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