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.

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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.

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Diesel fuel spilling from a locomotive (credit: Poudre Fire Authority)

Diesel fuel spilling from a locomotive (credit: Poudre Fire Authority)

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.

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The cause of the lead was a punctured tank possibly from some type of debris along the tracks.

Diesel fuel from a locomotive tank in Fort Collins (credit: Poudre Fire Authority)

Diesel fuel from a locomotive tank in Fort Collins (credit: Poudre Fire Authority)