ELYRIA, Ohio (AP) –Amtrak says the lead engine caught fire on a Chicago-to-New York passenger train as it was approaching a station in northern Ohio.

Spokeswoman Vernae Graham says the three engineers on board the locomotive got out safely when the fire occurred just before 6 a.m. Wednesday. She says the 128 passengers traveling on the Lake Shore Limited train were never in any danger.

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Firefighters responded to the Elyria station and the fire was put out. Graham says it’s not know what caused it.

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To continue on its way to New York, the train would have to wait for the arrival of a replacement locomotive, from a freight train. Graham couldn’t say how long passengers would be delayed.

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