Rail car catches fire in TopshamAP , Associated Press
Jul. 15, 2013 6:04 AM ET
TOPSHAM, Maine (AP) — Flames from a rail car that caught fire at a Topsham recycling facility shot 30 feet onto the air, but there were no reports of injuries.
Firefighters from seven towns responded to the fire at Grimmel Industries reported by a security guard at about 1:30 p.m. Sunday.
Fire Chief Brian Stockdale says because of the intense heat, he rotated crews in every 15 minutes. He says there were no hydrants in the area, so water had to be trucked in.
The fire was contained to one car, but crews remained at the scene until 5 p.m.
The car that caught fire contained recycled materials.
Crews from Brunswick, Lisbon, Bowdoin, Bowdoinham, Freeport and West Bath also responded.
The cause remains under investigation.