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Fire crews battle small blazes along freeway, train tracks

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From page A4 | July 06, 2012 |

Train travel in Davis came to a temporary halt Tuesday after a railroad tie caught fire, according to the Davis Fire Department.

Spokeswoman Evelyn George said the fire was reported at 2:24 p.m. on the tracks along Second Street, across from the Toad Hollow dog park. Fire crews extinguished the fire, and no ties required replacement.

Later Tuesday, shortly before 8 p.m., firefighters from Davis, UC Davis and West Sacramento also battled eight separate spot fires along westbound Interstate 80 between Mace Boulevard and the Yolo Causeway, George said.

The cause of the fires — which resulted in no injuries or dollar loss — remains undetermined.

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  • woodgrainJuly 06, 2012 - 1:29 pm

    Cause remains undetermined? Right. They can't prove that it was smokers throwing out their cigarette butts. It's hard to prove so when it is, it should be an extremely stiff fine. I see too many fires along the freeways that MOST LIKELY started from a cigarette being discarded. The dollar loss is the fire department having to use resources to go fight the fire. There is dollar loss.

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