FORT COLLINS, Colo. (CBS4)– Firefighters rushed to the train tracks in Fort Collins on Tuesday for a locomotive that was spilling a lot of diesel fuel.
The locomotive was leading fuel near South Lemay Avenue and Riverside Avenue late Tuesday afternoon.READ MORE: Colorado Weather Experts Urge Drivers To 'Look Before You Lock'
By the time firefighters arrived, about 2,000 gallons of diesel fuel had spilled from the 2,600 gallon tank and leaked into the ground.READ MORE: Man Shot, Killed After Entering Douglas County Home With Gun
Firefighters said there was no immediate danger to anyone in the area so no evacuations were ordered.
Great Western and Union Pacific Railroads worked with the Poudre Fire Authority with containment and cleanup.MORE NEWS: Firefighters At Platte River Fire Working Through Tough Terrain, Gain 50% Containment
The cause of the lead was a punctured tank possibly from some type of debris along the tracks.