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Locomotive catches fire

Firefighters of the Bellefontaine Fire and EMS Department responded with an engine, tanker and grass truck to a fire about 4:30 p.m. Friday aboard a railroad locomotive at the Powell Avenue and Kennedy Street crossing.

The fire was contained to electrical wiring and caused about $5,000 in damage. No injuries were reported.

Crews were on scene for at least two hours, during which time several crossings in the city were blocked.

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