Train Movement Suspended At Union Station After ‘Small Fire’ Leads To Train Evacuation – CBS Chicago

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CHICAGO (CBS) — Inbound and outbound train movement is temporarily suspended at Union Station after a Metra BNSF train to Aurora was evacuated just south of Union Station Thursday night due to a possible locomotive fire, officials say.

The expected duration of the delay is unknown, according to Metra’s website.

Train #1285 scheduled to leave Chicago Union Station at 6:31 experienced a “mechanical failure causing a small fire,” according to Metra’s website.

Passenger picture of reported fire on a Metra BNSF train Thursday, June 13, 2019. (Credit: Mark Schiele)

Passenger picture of reported fire on a Metra BNSF train Thursday, June 13, 2019. (Credit: Steve Sadowski)

The fire was inside a locomotive and was out by 7:05 p.m., according to a tweet from the Chicago Fire Department.

No injuries were reported.

Firefighters were using lines to cool the engine as of 7:09 p.m.

This is a developing story.



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