WOODLAND (CBS13) — Woodland firefighters are investigating a suspicious fire that broke out in a boxcar Wednesday evening.
Firefighters were dispatched to a train car on fire at 6:15 p.m. in the area of East Main and Thomas Streets. The boxcar contained unknown contents that were on fire, and firefighters said the flames were nearing a tank car that was clearly marked as containing diesel fuel.READ MORE: Footage Released Of Carjacking Suspect's Assault On Sacramento Sheriff's Deputy
The firefighters worked to suppress the fire while protecting the tank car. Once they entered the boxcar, they found that the contents were not hazardous.READ MORE: President Biden Releases Federal Funds To Aid Fire Hose Shortage In California
According to a Yolo Short Line Railroad representative, the boxcar was used as storage for the railroad company and the tank car was less than a quarter full of diesel fuel.MORE NEWS: Thief Takes Off With Antelope Woman’s Bright Yellow Cotton Candy Trailer
Woodland Battalion Chief Eric Zane said the fire was deemed suspicious in nature. Fire investigators are working with the Woodland Police Department to determine the cause.