RJ Evacuated After Engine Fire

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A Skywest CRJ700 was evacuated on a taxiway at Denver International Airport Sunday after an engine caught fire as it was taxiing to the gate. "After landing safely at Denver, SkyWest Flight 5869, a CRJ700 operating as United Express from Aspen to Denver, experienced engine issues," Skywest said in a statement. ”All 59 passengers safely deplaned the aircraft and were transported to the terminal," the statement said. Twitter photos show flames in the front and rear of the engine but the fire was extinguished quickly and damage seemed to be isolated to the engine.

The airport was closed briefly but flights resumed within 10 minutes of the incident, which occurred about 2:15 p.m. There were no injuries.

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