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Train Car Catches Fire In Lancaster County, PA

Emergency officials say a propane car has caught fire on a freight train Lancaster County, injuring one person, forcing evacuations and disrupting passenger rail service in central Pennsylvania.

Train derailment in Lancaster County
Train derailment in Lancaster County (NE Emergency News & WX Feed via Facebook)

The car caught fire around 11 a.m. Tuesday in Rapho Township and one person had suffered burns by the time crews arrived. That’s according to Randall Gockley, the county’s director of emergency management.

Gockley says about 60 people are being evacuated within a three-block radius of the fire, which is still burning.

Amtrak says it’s suspending rail service between Harrisburg and Lancaster because of the fire, which involves a Norfolk Southern train. Amtrak says it’s coordinating with Norfolk Southern at the scene.

The condition of the injured person wasn’t immediately known.

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