MFS: *CFSRES INC0053 21/08/14 11:00 RESPOND HAZMAT, ALARM LEVEL: 1, LOT 25 RAILWAY TCE SNOWTOWN,MAC/266
54,TG 065, == FIRE ON TRAIN IN SNOWTOWN DANGEROUS GOOD ON TRAIN :CLAR24P H LCHL34 PTWK24P H :CLAR24P H HZ: WATTS R4 TAPSCOT: SNOW34 :
Not much heard from train radio, but plenty from CFS channels, Dangerous good train burning near snowtown from what I understand from what I've heard it is a chemical fire "various acids" with adjacent cars containing urainium.
From the link provided by Sojourner
"Smouldering acid raises alarm in Snowtown
Firefighters are monitoring a potential chemical hazard in Snowtown, north of Adelaide, after being alerted to a smouldering drum of hydrochloric acid on a freight train.
The Country Fire Service (CFS) says it received reports just after 11am (CST) on Thursday that a 1000 litre drum of hydrochloric acid was smouldering as it was transported on a freight train.
A hazmat crew is at the scene at Railway Terrace but there has been no spillage to pose any significant threat, a CFS spokesman says.
© AAP 2014"
Hydrochloric Acid does not burn or I would have thought smolder.
is the atsb intending to write a report on the issue at snowtown?
The 1000L drum is usually a bulk-a-box, which is a roughly 1 x 1 x 1m plastic cube in a steel cage, so perhaps the drum has been affected by other sources.