Minerva fire crews battling active fire at railyard

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The Sandy Creek Joint Fire District remains on scene of an active fire at a local railyard in Minerva.

The fire started around 1 a.m. early Friday morning, according to Fire Chief Aaron Stoller.

When crews arrived on scene, the railyard, located at 700 Murray Ave, was engulfed in flames.

“Very old railroad ties that had been shredded” are on fire, according to Chief Stoller.

The Sandy Creek Joint Fire District will be using water from Queen St. & Murray Ave. area for the active fire at the railyard, according to the village of Minerva. Residents in those areas can experience low water pressure.

The cause of the fire is unknown at this time.