CALDWELL -- Two firefighters were injured while crews across Canyon County battled a series of brush fires that burned along the railroad tracks this afternoon.
Fire officials say it appears that sparks from wheel on a train car ignited fires stretching from Caldwell to Nampa. We are told several homes near the tracks were damaged.
Nampa Fire Chief Doug Strosnider say the fire burned along the north side of the Union Pacific train tracks from Middleton Road to Ustick Road in Nampa. Middleton Road was shutdown while crews responded.
Fire units from several agencies were called to the scene, including two brush trucks from Deer Flat and one from Melba.
Caldwell Police tells us the fire burned along the railroad tracks from Hoff Lane to Linden Street in Caldwell.
The Caldwell Fire Department responded to two trailer homes on fire in the Hardy Estates trailer park at Linden Street and Rawhide Drive. Both fires have been extinguished. There is a report of third residence on fire, but it was at another location.
As for the injured firefighters, we are told one is with the Nampa Fire Department and the other works for the Caldwell Fire Department. It is unclear at this point how they were hurt, but their injuries are not life-threatening.
KTVB viewer Anna Munoz says her mom is in that area and sent us these photos of the fire. She saw several fires burning along the railroad tracks.