BROOKINGS, S.D. (KELO) — A railcar fire in Brookings ended with a firefighter commandeering an excavator.
The Brookings Fire Department posted pictures of the damage to their Facebook page, saying “how do you overhaul a burning rail car? Why you just commandeer a John Deere.”
An official with the fire department says the railcar was being scrapped for salvage when molten metal caused a fire to start.
No injuries were reported.