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MILWAUKEE (AP) — Authorities say all passengers and crew members were safely evacuated after a fire broke out in the engine of an Amtrak train in Milwaukee.
Amtrak spokesman Marc Magliari says the fire was detected around noon Thursday in the Chicago-to-Milwaukee passenger train.
Magliari says the fire was contained to the engine compartment of the locomotive and was quickly extinguished by the fire department. He says there were no injuries to the 51 passengers and three crew members.
The cause of the fire is under investigation. Magliari says a 1 p.m. Amtrak departure from Milwaukee was canceled.
The incident in Milwaukee comes amid scrutiny of the deadly Amtrak derailment Tuesday in Philadelphia.
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