The Plymouth Fire Department responded to a fire along the railroad track behind Bowen Printing on South Michigan Street Wednesday afternoon at 1:50.


A concerned citizen called after seeing smoke, fearing a business in the area was on fire.


Firefighters found a stack of railroad ties totally engulfed when they arrived on the scene. The blaze was extinguished within minutes and no injuries were reported. Fire crews used approximately 1,000 gallons of water on the fire.


This is the same location that firefighters responded to Tuesday night about 10:10 when the same stack of railroad ties were on fire.


Fire Chief Rod Miller said the fires were obviously set on purpose. The Chief said, “I will be contacting the Plymouth Police Department asking for additional patrols in the area. If we find out who set the fires we will prosecute them.”