Crew safe after reported train fire, crossings closed - KAIT Jonesboro, AR - Region 8 News, weather, sports

Crew safe after reported train fire, crossings closed

A Union Pacific train reportedly caught fire Wednesday morning in Brookland. (Source: KAIT) A Union Pacific train reportedly caught fire Wednesday morning in Brookland. (Source: KAIT)
BROOKLAND, AR (KAIT) -

Fire crews were called to a train fire Wednesday morning.

Craighead County Dispatch Director Jeff Presley stated the train caught fire near the Hinkley Ave. and Holman St. railroad crossing.

The fire was put out and the train's crew got off the engine safely, according to Presley.

According to dispatch, the railroad crossing at School St. is closed until further notice due to the fire.

There is no threat to Brookland Schools.

Brookland Fire Chief Steve Beck told Region 8 News the fire started in the axle generator area of the locomotive engine, causing a malfunction.

Beck said Union Pacific will continue any further investigation.

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