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Blown oil line causes fire in train

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Not much evidence of a fire is visible, but the Norfolk Southern logo is partially obscured by the oil that spewed out from the ruptured oil line. Source: Bruce Garner Not much evidence of a fire is visible, but the Norfolk Southern logo is partially obscured by the oil that spewed out from the ruptured oil line. Source: Bruce Garner

CHATTANOOGA, TN (WRCB) -- Chattanooga firefighters responded to a train fire Tuesday afternoon.

The train was on a section of tracks on Lee Highway near I-75. The fire was out when firefighters arrived.

Officials say one of the locomotives blew an oil line and it experienced a "flash fire."

Ten to 15 gallons of oil spilled on the tracks. Norfolk Southern Railway will handle the cleanup and will investigate the cause of the fire.

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