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By The Associated Press
Tuesday, July 2, 2013, 12:45 p.m.
 

MANHEIM — Emergency officials say a propane car caught fire on a freight train in Lancaster County, injuring one person, forcing evacuations and disrupting passenger rail service in central Pennsylvania.

The car caught fire around 11 a.m. Tuesday in Rapho Township and one person had suffered burns by the time crews arrived, said Randall Gockley, the county's director of emergency management.

Gockley said about 60 people were evacuated within a three-block radius of the fire.

Amtrak suspended rail service between Harrisburg and Lancaster because of the fire. It restored service in the corridor about 5:30 p.m.

Amtrak said it would resume a normal schedule on Wednesday.

The condition of the injured person wasn't immediately known.

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