Lancaster police investigating car fire on railroad tracks

Posted at 8:39 AM, Aug 16, 2017

Firefighters in Lancaster are trying to figure out how a car fire started, right on the Norfolk-Souther tracks that run through town.

They think the fire and firefighters' efforts may have caused a water main break nearby.

Crews were called out to Erie Street, near Ransom, before 2:00 a.m. Wednesday

The car was burned out.

We don't know how the car wound up on the tracks or anything about the driver.

Police say there was no one inside the car when they arrived.

Just feet away on Erie Street, a water main broke.  It was bubbling up from the ground.

Firefighters told our breaking news photographer, hose pressure may have caused the break.

Erie County Water Authority crews were out trying to fix the problem.  It's unclear if service was impacted in the area.