updated 3/1/2010 2:25:37 PM ET 2010-03-01T19:25:37

Authorities say a Chicago-bound Amtrak train with at least 76 people aboard has slammed into a fire truck that was stopped on the tracks in southwest Detroit, causing minor injuries to several people.

Executive Fire Commissioner James Mack says the ladder truck was hit as the driver tried to move it Monday morning. He says the truck and a police car were there helping a family involved in an earlier crash.

Mack says a firefighter had minor injuries.

Amtrak spokesman Marc Magliari says 72 passengers and at least four crew members were aboard the train. He says several people sought treatment for minor injuries.

Magliari says buses are taking the westbound passengers to their stops.

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