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A train carrying lumber products caught fire early Wednesday morning just west of White River.

Ontario Provincial Police responded at 3:15 a.m. Highway 17 was closed for a short period of time as a precaution while the situation was assessed.

"Upon police arrival, it had been discovered that a train car carrying wood products was on fire and that the train was still on the rails," police said in a news release.

"Railway crews were able to relocate the majority of the unaffected cars to other locations. The White River Fire Department and Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry fire crews were called upon to assist with extinguishing the fire."