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Train-tunnel fire injures 2 workers in Baltimore

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BALTIMORE (AP) — A stubborn fire in a downtown train tunnel injured two workers Friday, delaying efforts to extinguish the blaze blamed for problems in everything from cyberspace to shipping.

The workers were treated for heat-related injuries from a fire that has burned at more than 1,000 degrees. They were released from the hospital after several hours.

The workers had hoped to inspect the 60-car train, which was carrying wood, paper and hazardous materials, including hydrochloric acid and hydrofluoric acid, which can burn the lungs if inhaled.

The fire began Wednesday when the CSX train derailed deep inside the 1 1/2-mile, 106-year-old passageway through the heart of downtown. The cause of the accident has not been determined.