Fires sparked by train near River Watch Parkway contained, extinguished

Officials said two fires located near the railroad tracks along Riverwatch Parkway are not a threat to nearby communities.

Firefighters extinguished two blazes Monday afternoon near River Watch Parkway.

Approximately 3:20 p.m., firefighters were called to the area near the tracks at River Watch Parkway and Furys Ferry Road and discovered two fires, according to public information officer Dee Griffin.

“There’s no suspicion of foul play,” Griffin confirmed. “We believe that a train caused sparks to fly off the track, which started the fires.”

No injuries were reported and the fire took between 30-45 minutes to contain.

Firefighters fighting two fires along railroad tracks near River Watch