Fire units respond to Montgomery train fire

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MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - A train fire Wednesday afternoon prompted the need for firefighters and HazMat units in Montgomery. Authorities aren't sure what sparked the blaze, but CSX Transportation officials say an investigation is underway.

The accident happened in the area of Wares Ferry Road and McClemore Road.

The train was carrying unidentified hazardous materials, so a HazMat team was brought in to secure the area. CSX spokesman Gary Cease said the contents are known by the company's Operations Center, but the exact contents have not been released to the public.

Volunteer firefighters were able to extinguish the fire, which was contained to the engine compartment. Cease said none of the train's contents were affected by the fire.

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