Railroad fire in Barber County contained

February 23, 2020 - 8:07 pm
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On Saturday, a fire broke out on the BNSF railroad bridge, a half-mile east from the City of Kiowa.  This happened around 4:18 p.m., according to Barber County dispatch.

Barber County dispatch says trains were at a halt from traveling across the bridge Saturday, but are now being allowed to proceed across.

The dispatcher also said the trains will need to lower their speeds to 25 miles per hour when crossing the bridge.

Barber County dispatch says repairs on the bridge will take up to a week to complete.

BNSF officials are still investigating the cause of the fire.

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