Firefighters were called to Penn Station on Thursday to address smoke on the tracks.
Baltimore officials said an Amtrak train caught fire. The blaze was initially reported the fire after 1 p.m. No one was on the train at the time.
Within less than an hour, the fire was reported out. According to WBAL-TV, the fire was caused by debris that got caught in the train’s braking system. Authorities were able to extinguish it with a single hose. The fire didn’t extend into the cars.
MTA officials said the problem was not on MARC tracks. The commuter train issued an advisory earlier in the day saying some delays were possible on the Camden/Brunswick lines due to speed restrictions that were put in place due to heat.
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