On Thursday June 24th at 8:24pm and 8:27pm the WBFD was dispatched to two brush fires along the railroad tracks in Sinking Spring and Wernersville Boroughs.
The initial call was reported in Wernersville Borough in the area of Furnace Road and the railroad tracks for a brush fire along the tracks. Engine 18-1 and Brush 26 arrived on scene and had an active brush fire. Crews were able to quickly extinguish and overhaul the area.
A few minutes after the first brush fire crews were also dispatched to South Hull Street at the railroad tracks for multiple brush fires in the area. Engine 18-2 arrived on scene and confirmed two working brush fires along the tracks about 300’ apart. Engine 18-2 made access to the railroad right of way at South Hull Street in order to make access to the fires. Crews from Engine 18-2, Engine 18-1, and Rescue Engine 85 worked to extinguisher the fires and overhaul the area.
Additional brush fires were reported in Lebanon County along the railroad tracks, including a train car on fire. It is likely that the train car malfunction/fire is related and what cause the several brush fires in our area.