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Fire on the tracks

Fluid leak causes train engine blaze

October 22, 2013

A Norfolk Southern train’s engine caught fire near the Ralston Purina plant in the town of Dunkirk Monday just after 3 p.m. while on its way to Ohio. No one was injured....

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Oct-22-13 4:11 PM


Yeah, sometimes they can be amusing, but most times they are just pathetic.

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Oct-22-13 1:45 PM

DarkStar you must admit we get some comic relief from Steiner as well as robot,dcroakernig,and proud to be unamerican.

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Oct-22-13 12:23 PM

Let's be negative so the Observer will let "the ***** as green beer" facebook take over the comment reighns. I am sure the firemen knew whether or not to use water or foam. Yes, I can be negative too, but not about Dunkirk. I think I can=Dunkirk NY. :)

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Oct-22-13 9:42 AM


I find it hard to believe that anyone is as truly bat $h1t crazy as you posts are, but if you are I truly would suggest you seek out a mental health professional STAT!

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Oct-22-13 9:39 AM


I put about 15 years in the volunteer fire service, not in East Town, but the way I read it is that they didn't use water to extinguish it but simply to contain it while it burned out.

With the fire blowing out the top of the engine as the picture shows there is not much else they could have done.

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Oct-22-13 8:56 AM

hadenuf, the laws of physiscs do not apply to Dunkirk or anywhere else there are liberals.remember the last gret trauin engine fire ? The train rolled down into a town and burned half of it. What did they use , water from what I saw. The libs are trying to ban hazardous cargo shipments by train! Yes ! They say it is dangerous ! They have not figured out that all the chemical plants are not working with non hazadous chemicals . those libs, dumb again.

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Oct-22-13 8:19 AM

Now I know to use water when there is a fluid fire. How could a statement like this be published. Firefighting 101 tells you that putting water on a grease, oil, gas fire is not the thing to do. Looks like the law physics does not hold true in the town of Dunkirk.

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