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Crew Members Okay After Fire in Lead Locomotive

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MAXWELL, Neb. (AP) -- Crew members have escaped harm from a locomotive fire in western Nebraska.

Union Pacific Railroad spokesman Mark Davis says the fire began at 7:15 a.m. Tuesday in the lead locomotive of a train headed to North Platte from St. Paul, Minn.

Maxwell Fire Chief Jason Sommer says four of his department's rigs were sent about a mile west of town to where the train stopped. Sommer says the fire was basically out by the time his firefighters arrived.

Davis says the fire was extinguished at 7:50 a.m.

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