April 12, 2020 – The fires that burnt thousands of railroad ties north of Pueblo near mile marker 108 off I-25 is believed to have been set purposefully Saturday night. Two huge piles of rail road ties, with an estimated total of 10,000, were set on fire at two separate spots near the train tracks.
Train traffic was shut down while fire fighters worked to put them out. This according to the Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office which released the following Sunday morning:
“Deputies and Emergency Services fire teams responded to a fire last night near railroad tracks north of MM 108. Approximately 10,000 railroad ties were on fire at two separate locations. Train traffic was halted while crews put out the fire. Preliminary investigation indicates this was arson. Investigators with the BNSF railroad are conducting the investigate.”
The BNSF Railway Company is heading an investigation into the fires. No suspects have been identified at the time of this writing, according to the Sheriff’s department. Photos courtesy PCSO. If you have leads on this case, please contact the PCSO or crime stoppers to remain anonymous.