Posted by on November 10, 2012 
Fire trucks with gumball lights - another era for sure.
Posted by Chase Gunnoe on November 10, 2012 
Cool scene, Mike! Most definitely something the average photographer doesn't get the opportunity to document. I enjoyed the caption that went along with the photo and thank you for continuing to share your collection with us. I often find myself eagerly awaiting your next submission!
Posted by jdayrail on November 10, 2012 
The tank car was probably full of flame retardant.
Posted by Doug Foust on November 10, 2012 
Was there a determination on the cause? Interesting photo indeed!
Posted by Gary J. on November 11, 2012 
Two of my favorite subjects: trains and fire apparatus! Love the Pierce Arrow (looks to be an early 80's model) and the knee length turnout coat. The bad thing about a stacked lumber fire is that the only way to make sure it's out is to tear the stack down. Lots of hot, hard work to do by hand, especially if it's on a railcar. I would have contacted public works or the highway department for a front end loader to push the load off the car.
Posted by Jeff Swanson on November 11, 2012 
Gary is exactly right - extinguishing bunks of lumber is akin to extinguishing a huge round bale of hay; you have to pull it apart if you want it out completly. Otherwise plan on a return visit - or two...
Posted by jtull7 on March 3, 2014 
Bales of cotton are even worse.
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