Fire from train spreads to grass near Hercules

HERCULES, Calif. (KGO) -- A fire broke out on a BNSF Railway freight train Tuesday night and spread to a dry grassy hillside along the tracks.

It happened in unincorporated Contra Costa County near Highway 4 off of Christie Road outside of Hercules.

The call came in around 10:30 p.m., firefighters had the fire contained by 11:00. A Hazmat team also responded.

No one was hurt and no evacuations were ordered. Officials have not said what started the fire on the train.

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