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Passengers evacuated after train engine catches alight in West Melbourne

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29 Oct 2019
MFB firefighters attended the Dynon Road yards in West Melbourne after a train engine caught alight.

Crews were alerted just after 11:30am, and arrived on scene a little over five minutes later.

Approximately 200 passengers on board have been evacuated and relocated to a safe area. Paramedics from Ambulance Victoria attended as a precaution.

Efficient work by Firefighters ensured the blaze was quickly contained to an engine in the second carriage of the train. 

After the power was isolated, the fire was extinguished and crews declared the incident under control at 11:43am.  

Crews are currently checking the engine and surrounding area with a Thermal Imaging Camera to ensure the fire has not spread.

At this stage it is not clear what caused the fire to start but investigations will commence once Firefighters are confident the scene is safe.

At the height of the incident there were six firefighting appliances and one Command unit from MFB in attendance.

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