Firefighters Extinguish Train Fire In Downtown Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Las Vegas Fire Department responded to a train rail car on fire in downtown Las Vegas Monday.

The department received reports around 9:40 p.m. of an explosion in a rail car parked on the railroad tracks behind the Main Street Station, spokesman Tim Szymanski said. No injuries were reported.

Crews arrived to find the rail car had 10 vehicles inside that either caught fire or were damaged by the fire, Szymanski said. No other rail cars were damaged, authorities said.

The cars each held one gallon (3.79 litres) of fuel, the Las Vegas Citizens’ Fire Academy said in a tweet Monday. It took about an hour to extinguish the flames.

Traffic in the area was not affected, authorities said. The cause of the fire is under investigation.