Broome County Emergency Services officials say a fire at a railroad bridge is responsible for putting a temporary halt to train traffic for a time overnight December 21 north of the City of Binghamton.

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Firefighters from Port Dickinson along with the Port Dickinson Police responded to the Susquehanna and Western Railway tracks at 10:53 p.m. for a report of a fire on the railroad bridge at Kirkwood Avenue and Rochelle Road.

Authorities say the small blaze appeared to be the result of some work the S&W was doing on the tracks earlier in the day.

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Crews returned from the scene at around 12:26 a.m. December 22.

There were no reports of injuries.

There's no word on whether the bridge sustained any damage or when rail traffic was restored.

According to Wikipedia, the New York, Susquehanna and Western Railway is a Class II American freight railway operating over 400 miles of track in New York, Pennsylvania and New Jersey with the Southern Division Running from Jersey City, New Jersey to Binghamton and a Norther Division formed by two branches north of Binghamton.

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