Train fire blocks County Road 12

(Newswatch Group/Bill Kingston, File)

LONG SAULT – A locomotive fire on a freight train has temporarily blocked the County Road 12 crossing in South Stormont, northwest of Long Sault.

South Stormont firefighters and township officials have been on scene this morning (Tuesday) at the crossing, south of Highway 401.

SD&G O.P.P. Const. Tylor Copeland said the third engine on the three-engine train caught fire.

Everything is under control and the locomotives have been disconnected from the freight and officials are waiting for the locomotive to “cool down.”

County Road 12 is temporarily blocked (as of 9 a.m.).