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Fire crews rush to stop train, put out blazing engine inferno in Beaver County

BEAVER COUNTY, Pa. — Fire crews from multiple agencies rushed to stop a barreling freight train that was on fire in Beaver County.

People from across parts of Beaver County witnessed the wild sight, including folks in Freedom and Monaca.

PHOTOS: Fire crews rush to put out train locomotive fire in Beaver County

According to Harmony Township Volunteer Fire Department, crews were called around noon and found one of the train’s locomotives on fire.

Today around noon we were dispatched to assist station 47 with a engine fire in a locomotive. E-47 arrived on scene with...

Posted by Harmony Twp. Volunteer Fire Dept. on Monday, January 24, 2022

Officials with the Baden Volunteer Fire Department said there were no hydrants due to the train’s location once it stopped and tankers had to be called in to extinguish the flames.

Earlier today , Engine 47 and 48 were dispatched for a reported train fire. Crew made a great stop on the fire. Due to...

Posted by Baden Volunteer Fire Department - Station 47 on Monday, January 24, 2022

Channel 11 reached out to Norfolk Southern for more details of what happened. A spokesperson sent us this statement:

“First - everyone is safe. Following our procedure in this situation, the crew quickly brought the train to a stop and exited the lead locomotive - there was nobody in the trailing locomotive that caught fire. The local fire department responded and extinguished the fire, and major damage was contained to that single locomotive. It has been swapped out of service and the train is expected to be moving again soon.

We’re grateful that our crew is safe and no one was hurt. We commend them for acting with professionalism and calmness throughout this incident. We’d like to thank the Baden Volunteer Fire Department for responding to the scene and quickly putting out the fire.”