A fire toppled a railroad bridge like it was made of dominoes outside of the small town of San Saba, Texas. Firefighters for the Lometa, Texas, volunteer fire department, arrived on scene but decided they could only contain the fire and watch as trestle after trestle folded, leaving the the train rails suspended in air momentarily like Wile E. Coyote.
Jamie Smart, who shot the video, spends his days as principal of the local high school but volunteers his time at the Lometa Volunteer Fire Department, a small group that uses donations to keep up vehicles and hoses when the county budget falls short. Responding to a call from a local resident, the air was too hazy to see much when he got there, but from up close Smart knew the the 900-foot trestle bridge, built in 1910 as a spur of the Sante Fe Railroad, was in flames. "It was quite an engineering marvel, that it stood up that long," Smart said.
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