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The train to Busch Gardens theme park in fire

A steam-powered train at Busch Gardens Williamsburg in fire.

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The fire department responded to a fire at Busch Gardens theme park in Williamsburg, Va., on Thursday afternoon.

According to reports, a fire broke out just before 3:30 pm in the Caribou train Station. Fire brigade responded immediately and were able to contain the fire quickly.

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A spokesman for Busch Gardens told Fox News the train was not in service and that an employee incurred injury.

“A train, not in service caught fire today, Aug. 16, behind-the-scenes in the New France area of Busch Gardens Williamsburg. James City County Fire Rescue responded immediately, and the fire is contained. There were no guests or animals involved and all the surrounding areas have been evacuated. A Busch Gardens ambassador sustained light injuries and received medical treatment as a precaution. The safety of our guests, ambassadors and animals remains our top priority.”

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The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

According to the Busch Gardens, the steam of the locomotives used around the park use propane tanks for fuel, a fire box located on the train, which then heats water in a boiler and allows the steam to power the train, WAVY reported.

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