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Train fire temporarily closes Hopewell Crossing

The Hopewell Crossing on Route 68 (near Cherokee Run Landfill) was closed Sunday afternoon because of a train fire east of the tracks.

The Bellefontaine Fire Department reports that a traction motor on an eastbound CSX locomotive caught on fire around 4:30.

No one was injured.

The fire caused about $100,000 worth of damage.

Crews were on scene for about 90 minutes.

The crossing was closed for about two hours.

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