COMMUTER RAIL TRAINS ARE STARTING THE MORNING ON TIME. ANTOINETTE: UPDATING BREAKING NEWS IN CENTRAL MASSACHUSETTS WITH CREWS ON THE SCENE OF A RAILROAD CAR FIRE IN GARDNER AND WE ARE LEARNING THE CAR WAS CARRYING UP TO 15 NEW VEHICLES. THEY STARTED IN THE AREA OF THE TEMPE ROTARY THAT WILL BE CLOSE TO THE MORNING COMMUTE. A WITNESS DESCRIBED WHAT HE SAW MOMENTS BEFORE SEEING THE FLAMES. >> I HEARD EXPLOSIONS AROUND 11:00, PROBABLY 18 OF THEM. WHEN I CAME OUTSIDE I SAW , FLASHES AND A FIRE COMING

A railroad train car that was carrying new vehicles caught fire late Monday in Gardner. The fire started in the area of Timpany Rotary, which will be closed through the morning commute. The train car was carrying up to 15 new vehicles. “I heard explosions around 11 p.m., probably 18 of them, and when I came outside I saw flashes and a fire coming off the train tracks,” neighbor Sean Lema said.It’s not clear what caused the flames to spark.No injuries have been reported.

A railroad train car that was carrying new vehicles caught fire late Monday in Gardner.

The fire started in the area of Timpany Rotary, which will be closed through the morning commute.

The train car was carrying up to 15 new vehicles.

“I heard explosions around 11 p.m., probably 18 of them, and when I came outside I saw flashes and a fire coming off the train tracks,” neighbor Sean Lema said.

It’s not clear what caused the flames to spark.

No injuries have been reported.

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Railroad train car carrying new vehicles catches fire in Gardner

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