- Associated Press - Thursday, May 7, 2015

WEST HAVEN, Conn. (AP) - A large brush fire in Connecticut prompted Metro-North and Amtrak officials to halt the commuter rail services temporarily. Both services are returning to normal.

The fire was discovered shortly before 5 p.m. Thursday at a construction area near Interstate 95 in West Haven near the New Haven line. No injuries were reported.

Metro-North officials closed the New Haven and West Haven stations for about a half hour. The fire was brought under control and rail services resumed at about 6 p.m.

Metro-North reports all trains are running on or close to schedule Thursday night. Two Amtrak trains bound for New York City are scheduled to arrive late, and a third is expected to arrive on time at 9:50 p.m.

The cause of the fire hasn’t been determined.


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