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News: Rail lines shut down after train engine fire in Seattle

by | Jun 22, 2021 | Accidents in the News |

SEATTLE, WA — All rail lines were shut down Tuesday morning after a train engine caught fire near King Street station in Seattle, according to KOMO News.

Firefighters arrived in the 300 block of South Jackson Street at around 7:00 a.m. Smoke and flames were reported coming from a BNSF train’s engine compartment.

The Seattle Fire Department issued a full response team and closed down all train lines, according to department spokesperson David Cuerpo.

The site of fire was identified in the train engine’s electrical equipment. Crews were able to swiftly contain and extinguish the flames.

No injuries were reported in the incident.

Authorities closed some streets in the surrounding area during the fire response, but have since reopened them.

If you have been injured in an accident or a fire caused by another person, you may be owed monetary compensation. The Seattle personal injury attorneys at Dubin Law Group understand how to find people like you the money they deserve in a stressful time. Give us a call at 206-462-4428 or visit us online for a free consultation.

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