Range Road 220 has been temporarily closed following a train fire.

Just after noon on Tuesday (Jan. 17), Strathcona County Firefighters responded to reports of a train on fire near Range Road 215 north of Wye Road.

When firefighters arrived, they noticed the train half a kilometre west of the road. 

"They made their way down and found a smouldering fire in an electrical compartment," said Strathcona County's deputy fire chief Devin Capcara.

Capcara added that Range Road 215 was closed briefly but has since reopened, but Range Road 220 remains closed.

"The train is stopped on the track and it's blocking the crossing on Range Road 220 between Wye Road and Baseline Road."

Capcara says that while they wait for another locomotive to take the train off the tracks, the road will stay closed for the next few hours.

Luckily the area is a double track, so the rail lines are still open for trains.