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Rail Car

Water is poured on a burning a rail car loaded with 29,000 gallons of liquid propane in Lincoln (Placer County) on Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2011. The fire, which started Tuesday, forced the evacuation of about 4,800 homes in the area. (AP)

Burning Propane Tanker Threatens NorCal Homes

Firefighters in Placer County prepared for a bold attempt to drain a burning propane rail tanker after the process to head off a catastrophic explosion was slowed by the fire’s intense heat.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–08/24/2011

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