Fire EMS, Firefighting

Firefighters Respond to Train Fire at Rocky Mount (NC) Train Station

Firefighters at the scene of a train fire in Rocky Mount, North Carolina.

Story and photos by Bob Bartosz

On October 24, dispatch informed Rocky Mount (NC) Fire Department units were notified by communications that an inbound Amtrak train was possibly on fire. The train arrived within five minutes of arrival of firefighters.

It was  determined that natural vegetation (leaves) was packed inside the brakes and had ignited. Engine 2 and Ladder 10 personnel removed the debris and ensured there were no hot spots in other areas. The fire was out on arrival and there was no damage. Firefighters were on location for 50 minutes.

Units responding were:Battalion Chief 1, Engine 1 and 2, Ladder 1, Rescue 2, and Nash County EMS.

View more photos of this fire HERE.