A Union Pacific engine caught on fire this morning just west of Maxwell.
The smoke could be seen from North Platte, and quickly filled the Platte River Valley, as what appeared to be an oil fire burned on a Union Pacific engine.
The Maxwell Volunteer Fire Department was dispatched at about 7:30 to the fire. By the time firefighters arrived, the fire had, for the most part burnt itself out.
A Union Pacific employee on scene told the Post that no one was injured in the blaze and a railroad official stated that the cause of the fire is unknown and will be investigated.