- Associated Press - Saturday, March 12, 2016

POMONA, Calif. (AP) - Authorities have evacuated hundreds of people after a Southern California commuter train caught fire.

Spokesman Scott Johnson says the locomotive of a Metrolink train heading from Los Angeles to San Bernardino caught fire around 4 p.m. Friday at the Pomona station east of L.A.

Photos showed heavy smoke and some flame rising from the top of the engine.

Johnson says 257 passengers were evacuated from the train, sheltering from rainy weather while Los Angeles County firefighters attacked the blaze.

It took about 20 minutes to knock down the fire.

Nobody was injured and Johnson says the flames never reached the passenger compartments.

However, the blaze delayed homeward-bound commuters on four trains for more than an hour.

There’s no word on what sparked the fire.

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