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News: Freight train catches fire near County Hwy E in Somers

by | Apr 4, 2022 | News

KENOSHA COUNTY, WI — A Union Pacific freight train caught fire Saturday near County Highway E in the village of Somers, according to FOX6 Milwaukee.

The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department said after the fire was detected in the rear portion of the train, Union Pacific control was alerted. Soon after, the engineer was able to stop the moving train.

Somers Fire Department crews responded to the scene and were able to extinguish the engine compartment in the back engine car, which was unoccupied.

No injuries were reported. After the incident, the train was determined to be safe and resumed its route.

At this time, authorities have not disclosed a possible cause of the fire, but an investigation by the KCSD was underway.

 

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