Flames shot into the air on Fox Ridge Lane in Tolland Monday night as a brush fire burned along a railroad line, forcing the company to halt trains in the area, according to the fire department.
Tolland fire officials said crews were called to the scene off South River Road around 6:30 p.m. Monday. Dry conditions caused flames to engulf a pile of railroad ties along a freight line from Massachusetts to Providence.
State police also responded to the scene, according to the Tolland Public Safety department. The fire was out by 8 p.m.
Police and the Tolland fire marshal are investigating to determine the cause of the fire. Anyone with information is asked to call the fire marshal's office at 860-871-3677.
Photo Credit: Tolland Fire Department