Train car fire

The Lynchburg Fire Department responded Tuesday morning to a train-car fire at 2200 Concord Turnpike.

The Lynchburg Fire Department responded Tuesday morning to a train-car blaze at 2200 Concord Turnpike.

Battalion Chief Robert Lipscomb Jr. said firefighters responded to an empty train car that caught fire while train employees were working inside.

The blaze did not spread, and no one was injured. Lipscomb said he did not believe the fire was large.

Authorities said the blaze burned the train car’s insulation.

The fire began at a small CSX rail yard aside live tracks that hug the James River. The rail yard sits next to a city of Lynchburg water treatment plant just south of Percival’s Island.

At least five fire engines and an ambulance responded to the scene.

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Richard Chumney covers breaking news and public safety for The News & Advance. Reach him at (434) 385-5547.

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