Crews stop fire from spreading to 3,500-gallon gas tank

WILLIAMSBURG COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - An unusual fire in Williamsburg County over the weekend forced firefighters to use special tactics.

Fire officials say the engine of a CSX freight train caught fire around 1 a.m. on Sunday that threatened the train's 3,500 gallons of fuel.

Crews responded to the 10th Street railroad crossing lane. Investigators say a diesel line caught fire.

Firefighters were concerned the train's fuel could explode, so they used special foam to put out the flames.

No injuries were reported.

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