Cars on freight train catch fire in Hegewisch area

February 1, 2014 8:35:34 AM PST
Chicago firefighters had a late night trying to put out flames on a freight train that was carrying cars.

Someone video recorded the potentially explosive situation with a cell phone at approximately 7:30 p.m. Friday near East 136th Street and South Brainard Avenue in the Southeast Side's Hegewisch community.

Firefighters say something sparked a fire in one vehicle, and it spread.


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