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Trains back on track in the Gorge after halt because of fire

(KATU File Photo)

Trains are chugging along again through the Columbia River Gorge in Oregon after being halted because of the Eagle Creek fire.

Union Pacific spokesman Justin Jacobs told KATU news Wednesday the rails were reopened to train traffic early Tuesday morning.

The fire did burn some of the railroad’s ties. Jacobs said track inspections are made before each train passes through.

Trains are taking it slow, he said, and for now no oil trains are making trips.

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