Updated: 11/18/10 4:19 p.m.
CHICAGO (STMW) – No one was hurt when an electrical fire started Thursday afternoon in a Union Pacific railyard on the Northwest Side.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Winter Weather Advisory Issued For Illinois, 1-3 Inches Of Snow Possible
The fire started about 1:30 p.m. at 3200 N. Normandy Ave., according to Fire Media Affairs spokesman Quention Curtis.
No one has been injured and as of 2:10 p.m. the electrical fire was under control and crews were picking up their equipment and leaving the scene, according to Curtis.READ MORE: Former Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel Leaves For Japan Ambassadorship
All trains in the area were immediately stopped after emergency officials received a 911 call reporting the fire, but traffic quickly started moving again when rail officials realized the fire involved a trestle in the railyard, not a main rail line, Union Pacific spokesman Tom Lange said.
The fire completely was under control by 2:30 p.m., Lange said. He did not immediately know what caused the fire or how much damage it did to the trestle — a type of rigid frame support structure.
Outbound Union Pacific/Northwest Line Metra train No. 619, scheduled to arrive in Harvard at 3:20 p.m., is running 15 minutes late because of a fire that happed adjacent to the tracks in the vicinity of Irving Park, according to a post on Metra’s website at 2 p.m.MORE NEWS: Center For COVID Control Sites Will Remain Closed After Complaints
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