About 1:35 a.m., on June 23, 1982, Amtrak passenger train No. 11, the Coast Starlight, with 307 persons onboard and consisting of 10 cars operating on Southern Pacific Transportation Company track, stopped at Gibson, California, after fire and dense, heavy smoke was discovered in a sleeping car. The passengers in two sleeping cars were evacuated. As a result of the smoke and fire, 2 passengers died, 2 passengers were injured seriously, and 57 passengers and 2 train crewmembers were treated for smoke inhalation. Five persons were admitted to the hospital. Damage was estimated at $1,190,300.