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Ocala Mike
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https://www.aol.com/article/weather/2019/01/30/train-tracks-are-being-set-on-fire-in-chicago-to-prevent-them-from-freezing/23656891/

Not even news, except to come up with a tag besides "It's Damn Cold in Chicago."

This is 19th century technology and has been going on back to "smudge pot" days on every railroad in America.

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NBC News reported on same this evening. You'd think the "fires" were something new and revolutionary:

@1:35

Lester Holt started out here in Chicsgo during the '70's (on local CBS). He should have known "smudge pots" are nothing new.

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