A Metra BNSF train to Aurora was evacuated just south of Union Station Thursday night due to a possible locomotive fire, officials say.  ‘Small Fire’ On Locomotive Leads To Evacuation Of Metra BNSF Train Just South Of Union Station – CBS Chicago

CHICAGO (CBS) — Inbound and outbound train movement was temporarily suspended at Union Station after a Metra BNSF train to Aurora was evacuated just south of Union Station Thursday night due to a locomotive fire, officials say.

Train #1285 scheduled to leave Chicago Union Station at 6:31 experienced a “mechanical failure causing a small fire,” according to Metra’s website.

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Passenger picture of reported fire on a Metra BNSF train Thursday, June 13, 2019. (Credit: Mark Schiele)

Passenger picture of reported fire on a Metra BNSF train Thursday, June 13, 2019. (Credit: Steve Sadowski)

The fire was inside a locomotive and was out by 7:05 p.m., according to a tweet from the Chicago Fire Department.

A spokesman for CFD said crews responded to a report of a rubbish fire just outside the station around 6:20 p.m. but arrived to find a locomotive with fire coming out of the roof.

Firefighters were using lines to cool the engine as of 7:09 p.m.

About 100 people were safely evacuated from the train, which was not moving.

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“No smoke was ever inside the station,” the spokesman said.

No injuries were reported.

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Metra is investigating the scene.