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The train tracks near Main Street in Belfield were lined by weeds and shrubbery Saturday. After a complaint from the city of Belfield, which worried that the overgrown greenery could be a fire hazard as well as being unsightly, Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad agreed to have someone in Belfield to cut the shrubbery by the end of the month.

BNSF to mow high grass by tracks after Belfield officials send letter

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Following a complaint by Belfield city officials, Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad will cut overgrown grass and weeds along its track. Concerns had been raised that the foliage was prime fuel for fires sparked by passing trains.

Belfield City Auditor Cindy Ewoniuk mailed a certified letter to BNSF's property tax department in Fort Worth, Texas, on Aug. 9, after residents near the tracks complained.

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