Train Locomotive Fire at Van Buren St and Canal St Chicago

Chicago police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 6:25 PM Thursday to a report of a passenger train fire just south of Union Station at Van Buren St and Canal St Chicago, Il. Deputy District Fire Chief 2-2-1 reported a small fire on top of one locomotive that is outside Union Station. The locomotive is just south of Union Station.

At 6:39 p.m. firefighters were brining one line to the locomotive, which still had a small fire. All passengers on the train involved were evacuated by 6:39 p.m.

Chicago Fire Department reported there is no smoke inside Union Station.

Crew on arrival reports


ENGINE(S): E ?? E ??

TRUCK(S): T ?? T ?? TL ??

SQD ?? CV ??

RIT: BC ?? T ??


EMS: A ?? FC ?? STANDBY A ??


E = Engine, T = Ladder Truck, TL = Tower Ladder, Q = Quint, SQD = Squad, BC = Battalion Chief, CV = Command Vehicle, A = Ambulance

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