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Port Authority officials still haven't determined why line fell in Bethel Park

| Sunday, May 10, 2015, 1:42 p.m.

Port Authority officials are investigating why an overhead line that powers the T light-rail system fell onto a rail car Saturday in Bethel Park.

The line caused the train's roof to catch fire.

Three passengers and the train's operator escaped without injury, said Jim Ritchie, spokesman for the Port Authority of Allegheny County.

“We're investigating the incident and don't know yet what caused the line to fall,” Ritchie said Sunday.

The fire broke out just after midnight. The operator stopped the train at the Logan Station where everyone exited the rail car safely, Ritchie said.

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