Firefighter Injured Battling Blaze on Tri-Rail Train in Hialeah

Fire breaks out in engine compartment of train, passengers evacuated from train, station

A firefighter was injured after a fire broke out on a Tri-Rail train at a station in Hialeah late Sunday night, officials said.

The fire happened just before midnight at the station at 1200 Southeast 11th Avenue in the main engine compartment of one of the trains, Hialeah Fire Department officials said.

Passengers on the train and in the station were evacuated as firefighters were called to the scene. The firefighters were able to quickly put out the blaze before it spread to any of the other train cars.

One firefighter received minor burns and was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment. No one else was reported injured.

Officials haven't said what may have caused the fire. Tri-Rail Service has been restored and trains are running on schedule Monday, officials said.

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