Train Explodes in Uinta County on Saturday

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By Ellen Fike, Cowboy State Daily

A Union Pacific train engine exploded over the weekend in Uinta County, but no information has been released as to the cause.

No one was injured in the blast that occurred early Saturday morning.

According to a social media post from Uinta County Fire and Ambulance, firefighters from North Summit, Utah, joined the Uinta County forces in responding to the explosion at around 3 a.m. Saturday.

No information has been released from Union Pacific on the cause. A media representative from UP didn’t immediately respond to a request from Cowboy State Daily for a comment.

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