Train station fire disrupts Metro-North service

A fire caused widespread damage to the Southport train station and disrupted Metro-North service Friday morning.

The parking lot at the station on Center Street was a sheet of ice after firefighters battled flames throughout the morning. Fire officials say the southbound side of the tracks is a total loss.

Due to the damage, Metro-North canceled westbound train service out of Southport Friday morning. However, there is now limited New York City-bound train service. Officials say service will be back to normal on Monday.

No one was injured in the fire. The state Fire Marshal?s Office is investigating the cause of the blaze. Gov. Jodi Rell announced she is issuing an emergency declaration for the immediate cleanup and rebuilding of the facility once the investigation is over.

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