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Published August 12, 2013, 08:29 PM

Sparks from a freight train are to blame for several fires along railroad tracks

The Grand Forks Fire Department discovered something on the way to fire fighting drills Monday, a real fire.

The Grand Forks Fire Department discovered something on the way to fire fighting drills Monday, a real fire. Sparks from a freight train are blamed for starting several fires along the railroad tracks. Fire crews were dispatched to Demers from the interstate out towards the Amtrak station. The freight train was alerted and the fires put out without incident.

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