Engine fire on commuter rail train forces evacuation in Canton

CANTON, Mass. — An MBTA commuter rail train in Canton caught fire briefly on Thursday evening, according to a release from Keolis Commuter Services. The incident occurred at Canton Junction Station

The train was smoking heavily due to a "short and contained fire in the engine." That fire, which at one point could be seen shooting from the roof of the train, was extinguished when the engine was shut down, per the release.

No injuries have been reported.

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That train was bound for Providence when it caught fire around 8:30 p.m. on Thursday.

Keolis announced that the impacted MBTA train - Train 831 - will be sent to a maintenance facility.