A major fire broke out near the train station in Kumanovo, causing traffic to stop at the Tabanovs border crossing between S. Macedonia and Serbia.
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According to Telma television, hundreds of wooden sleepers were recently burned off the railroad because they were damaged when a freight train overturned.
Rail sleepers are tar coated, causing heavy smoke and intolerable odors, and fire extinguishes dozens of fire trucks with eight trucks on fire.
The Kuman Fire Department said there was no danger of the fire being spread, which was just after 5pm.