No injuries after fire breaks out on train at Union Station

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CHICAGO — No injuries were reported after a fire broke out on a train at Union Station.

About 100 passengers on Metra BNSF No. 1285 were evacuated around 6:30 p.m. Thursday due to a fire in the engine. The fire broke out as the train was about to depart.

According to Chicago fire officials, the fire was put out around 7 p.m. using lines to cool the engine.

A passenger who was on the train, Steve Sadowski, posted photos on Twitter showing what appears to be flames on a train.

Around 7:30 p.m., Metra said all trains on the south side of Union Station were stopped inbound and outbound. That included the BNSF and Southwest Service.

No further information was provided.


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