Maricopa firefighters put out fire on train engine

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By Christina O'Haver By Christina O'Haver

MARICOPA, Ariz. (AP) -- Maricopa firefighters responding to what was reported as a vehicle fire along the highway between Maricopa and Casa Grande instead had to put out a train engine fire.

Tracks of the Union Pacific's Sunset Route run parallel to the highway.

Maricopa Fire says firefighters put out the fire within minutes Tuesday evening.

The department says the engine which had the fire was left shut down and that the multi-engine train departed a shortly later.

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