Firefighters put out Rail Car Fire that spread to dry grass in Umatilla County

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(photos courtesy of Umatilla County Fire District One)

Firefighters mopped up a grass fire, which started as a rail car fire in Umatilla County.

Firefighters arrived on the scene of a rail car fire this morning on the railroad tracks outside of Hermiston.

Officials say the fire began on the train inside the rail car, and the fire quickly spread to the surrounding dry grass.

Firefighters immediately surrounded the grass fire and contained it.

Crews will continue to monitor the area, and investigate the rail car this morning as well.

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