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Locomotive catches fire; no injuries
December 20, 2014 20:46 GMT

MONMOUTH, Maine (AP) -- A locomotive caught fire in the Maine town of Monmouth leaving the train engine inoperable.

No one was injured Saturday morning. It took fire crews about 30 minutes to put out the fire.

The Monmouth fire chief told the Kennebec Journal (http://bit.ly/1zhCDFN) that the Pan Am Railways train with two other engines pulling 80 cars was headed south when the crew noticed it was losing power.

The fire chief says the conductor stopped the train after seeing smoke coming from an engine and backed it up to a railroad crossing. There was no immediate word on the cause of the fire.

Information from: Kennebec Journal, http://www.kjonline.com/

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