Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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NEWS ALERT: Fire destroys R5 Train car on fire in W. Phila.

Firefighters have controlled a fire in the rear car of a SEPTA R-5 train in West Philadelphia.

NEWS ALERT: Fire destroys R5 Train car on fire in W. Phila.

Firefighters have controlled a fire in the rear car of a SEPTA R-5 train in West Philadelphia.

 Aerial images broadcast by Fox29 earlier showed smoke and flames pouring out of  the car on tracks near 52nd and Lancaster Avenue.

The Fire Department declared the fire under control about 7:40 a.m.

Officials says all passengers have been evacuated safely. SEPTA is trying to arrange buses to take the stranded passengers into Center City.

Service has been suspended on the R-5 and R-6 lines.

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