Correction: Regarding a fire Monday night, Dec. 3, in railroad switch engine near the Toyota plant, NAnewsweb.com wishes to correct a factual error. We reported that the switch engine involved was owned by Toyota. We have been informed today that that engine and switching operation is owned and operated by the R. J. Corman Railroad Group, which is headquartered in Nicholasville, Kentucky.
Factual accuracy is very important to NAnewsweb.com and we will gladly and promptly correct any reporting errors brought to our attention.
A fire was reported a few minutes before 7 pm Monday, December 3rd in a BNSF Railroad freight yard north of the Toyota plant in eastern Union County. The fire was in a small “switch engine,” owned and operated by Toyota. The freight yard is north of Highway 178 and west of Highway 9
There was considerable confusion in finding the exact location of the fire, and several fire engines and their crews were misdirected. There are a number of unmarked, narrow roads in the area. Toyota’s own fire department was on the scene and reportedly had called for help, believing they would need more water.
While the NAnewsweb.com reporter was talking to firemen from the Southeast Fire Department about the exact location of the fire, a call came on Southeast hand-held radio saying that the fire had been knocked down. That report came at 7:20 PM. Apparently the Toyota fire department had the fire under control.
Southeast is the volunteer fire department that serves much of eastern Union County.