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.
Smoke and lots of emergency vehicles at Chicago Union Station pic.twitter.com/cLDaozce6y
— Jeff Carlson (@car_jaq) June 13, 2019