Frankfort, IN – Around 10 a.m. Sunday morning Frankfort Firefighters were dispatched to a fire located in the rail yard near Boomer Street. Upon arrival, firefighters found flames and smoke emerging from the Roundhouse.
According to Chief John Kirby, “Firefighters were able to get the fire under control quickly and were hitting hot spots when a second fire erupted in another area of the Roundhouse. The second fire rapidly got out of control and took several hours to knock down.”
Firefighters continued to work the fire for six hours before securing the scene. Fifteen off-duty firefighters were called in to assist and provide coverage for the rest of the city.
Chief Kirby thanked the firefighters for their determination and resilience despite the high heat. One firefighter was transported to IU Health Frankfort Hospital, where he was treated for dehydration and released.
Fire Investigator Jeremy Ward stated that the fire is still under investigation at this time.