Blaze damages more than century-old Amtrak train station

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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