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SLIDESHOW: Crews extinguish fire on train in city's west end

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- No injuries were reported after a train car caught fire just before nine this morning in the city's west end.

Firefighters responded to a call of a fire just before 9 a.m. When they arrived at the scene on Market Street between 31st and 32nd Streets, smoke was billowing from one of the train cars.

The fire started in a car hauling two containers.  Those containers normally carry rolled steel used in construction.  Flames shot out when a crane was used to lift one of the containers out of the way so firefighters could get more water to the burning container.

Twenty-two firefighters and three engine trucks from Louisville Fire & Rescue responded to the blaze.

Louisville Fire & Rescue Capt. Sal Melendez says the containers were empty, when the fire started.  Fire officials believe the insulation inside one of the containers caught fire, but they're not sure what caused it.

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