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South Brunswick Firefighters Help Amtrak Train Extinguish Debris Fire Under One Of The Cars

Credits: Police photo

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ – Local firefighters from Monmouth Junction were called in to aid an Amtrak train stopped on the Northeast Corridor line Saturday afternoon.

According to police, the train, bound for New York City, stopped on the line by Ridge Road and Route 522 as it was passing through the township at 3:15 p.m. due to a suspected fire.

The Monmouth Junction Fire Department responded to the scene and learned that an engineer on the train used a fire extinguisher to put out some burning debris under the car.

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Firefighters put water on the spot and the train went on its way after about 30 minutes.

There were no injuries or a need to evacuate the cars, police said.

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