ATHENS, Ala. (WHNT) — Athens Fire & Rescue responded to a train car fire near the McClellan Street intersection Tuesday.

Fire Chief Al Hogan initially reported the intersection of McClellan and the railroad crossing was not blocked, but Athens Police had to close it to allow a crane access to the area.

Initial reports said the train car that was on fire had old railroad ties inside.

Hogan said the first call for the fire came in around 10:07 a.m.