Train crashes into off-road vehicle in Berlin and catches fire: FD

BERLIN, CT – An Amtrak passenger train collided with an SUV on the tracks in Berlin on Sunday, starting a fire and prompting the train's evacuation.

According to the Berlin City Fire Department, which oversees four volunteer fire departments, the incident occurred at 10:46 a.m. Sunday on train tracks in the Norton Lane area near Silver Lake.

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At this point, firefighters were called to report a collision between a train and an all-terrain vehicle.

When firefighters arrived, the ATV was engulfed in flames and damaged the front exterior of the wagon, the BFD wrote.

“Due to the location of the incident, the fire was initially extinguished by FD personnel using fire extinguishers while a hose line was run to the site,” firefighters wrote.

Fire officials said the train was occupied at the time of the collision and passengers and crew transferred to another train.

While the circumstances surrounding the train's collision with the ATV were unclear, the fire department reported no injuries to civilians or first responders.

Responding units included the Berlin Fire Department, Berlin Police, Connecticut State Police, Hunters Ambulance Service, Amtrak Police and CT DOT/CT Rail.

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