BERLIN, Conn. (AP) — Officials say flames engulfed an Amtrak train station more than 100 years old that was set to be restored in Berlin.
About 50 firefighters responded to the blaze around 4 a.m. Wednesday. It was contained in about an hour. No one was injured but Amtrak service was affected.
Fire Marshal Steve Waznia says the building is likely a complete loss. The station has been closed since March and was to be restored with about $1.8 million in state and federal grant money.
State Department of Transportation officials tell The Hartford Courant teams will assess the historic building and determine a course of action.
Amtrak says the station has been around since 1900. A new station is being built across the tracks. It was expected to be completed next May.
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