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Wellington Daily News - Wellington, KS
  • Bridge fire intentional, fire officials say

  • Wellington firefighters put out a bridge fire Saturday night, and are looking for whoever may have set the fire.
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  • Wellington firefighters put out a bridge fire Saturday night, and are looking for whoever may have set the fire.
    At about 10:30 Saturday night, the fire dept received a report of a brush fire in the area of Maple and Ash along the railroad tracks.
     Upon arrival they found a railroad bridge constructed of wood fully involved in fire.  Access to the bridge was difficult due to brush and terrain around the bridge.  The bridge which was not being used by the railroad due to deterioration suffered significant damage.  Firefighters remained on scene throughout the night and returned several times the next day to extinguish hot spots in the bridge due to the high winds and creosote that covered the bridge.
      The fire is considered to be intentionally set.  If anyone has information concerning this fire please call the fire department at 620 326-7443.

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