Pennsylvania

Train car fire prompts evacuations in Lancaster County

Train car fire prompts evacuations in Lancaster County

RAPHO TWP., Pa. - A propane car fire on a freight train in Lancaster County has injured one person, forced evacuations and disrupted passenger rail service in central Pennsylvania.

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

About 60 people were evacuated within a three-block radius of the fire, which is still burning, officials said.

Amtrak said it has suspended rail service between Harrisburg and Lancaster because of the fire, which involves a Norfolk Southern train. Amtrak said it's coordinating with Norfolk Southern at the scene.

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


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