STOCKTON (CBS13) — Firefighters say a railcar that caught fire in Stockton early Tuesday morning is expected to smolder for several days.
Stockton Fire officials say crews responded to the scene on the railroad tracks off N. Union Street, near East Roosevelt Street, around 3 a.m. for a report of smoke coming from a railcar.READ MORE: Rescuers Pull 1 Person Out Of Vehicle After Rollover Crash On Greenback Lane
At the scene, firefighters found the railcar heavily involved. The railcar was filled with paper products stacked about eight feet high.READ MORE: Stanislaus Animal Shelter In Need Of Towels, Chew Toys After 150 Dogs Rescued From Suspected Puppy Mill
With that much fuel, firefighters expect the fire to continue to smolder for a couple of days.
Crews are waiting for the rail company to help move the car to a different location.MORE NEWS: Dogs, Horses, Cats And Exotic Birds Rescued From Sutter County Property; 2 People Suspected Of Animal Abuse
Exactly what started the fire is now under investigation.