Flight evacuated after engine fire on runway

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SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) – Puerto Rico airport officials say passengers have been evacuated from a New York-bound JetBlue flight after a fire was reported in one of its engines. No injuries were reported.

Puerto Rico airport official Rolando Padua says in a press statement that the 186 passengers aboard were evacuated after the pilot halted the aircraft before it could take off.

He says airport firefighters extinguished the fire in the A-320, which had been scheduled to take off at 6:45 p.m. EDT.

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