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Fire on train stops rail traffic in Indio

Indio, Calif - The engine compartment of a locomotive caught fire in Indio Thursday, but no one was injured, a county fire department spokeswoman said.

The fire, reported at 12:30 p.m. at Avenue 48 and Indio Boulevard, was contained to plastics in the train's engine compartment shortly after 1 p.m., Riverside County Fire Department spokeswoman Melody Hendrickson said.

The railroad tracks in the area were closed while crews investigated the fire.

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