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Published September 09, 2012, 04:03 PM

RR will cut grass along ND track after city asks

BELFIELD, N.D. (AP) — Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad will cut overgrown grass and weeds along its track after officials in the western North Dakota city of Belfield complained that the vegetation is creating a fire danger.

BELFIELD, N.D. (AP) — Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad will cut overgrown grass and weeds along its track after officials in the western North Dakota city of Belfield complained that the vegetation is creating a fire danger.

The Dickinson Press reports that Belfield City Auditor Cindy Ewoniuk mailed a letter to BNSF's property tax department in Fort Worth, Texas, a month ago after people living near the tracks complained.

Ewoniuk says the weeds and tall grass are not attractive, and sparks from passing trains could cause a fire.

BNSF official Amy McBeth says she has contacted a railroad official in the area, and he has notified the city that the foliage will be cut.

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