39 Passengers Stuck on Amtrak Train After Battery Fire: CFD


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Thirty-nine passengers had to be moved from one train to another on Chicago’s Northwest Side Tuesday night after a small electrical fire on an Amtrak locomotive, officials said.

The fire was extinguished after the train stopped about 9:30 p.m. near Kilbourn and Milwaukee avenues in the city’s Old Irving Park neighborhood, Chicago fire officials said. The train had left Milwaukee for Chicago about 8 p.m., Amtrak said.

Officials said passengers were only delayed a short while before being transfered to a Metra train and taken to their destination.

No injuries were reported.

Published at 9:48 PM CDT on Aug 15, 2017 | Updated at 11:18 PM CDT on Aug 15, 2017

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One Response to "39 Passengers Stuck on Amtrak Train After Battery Fire: CFD"

  1. pob says:

    local updates, always good! thx

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