11/03/2011 11:16 am ET Updated Jan 03, 2012

Freight Train Derails, Stalling Area Metra Service (VIDEO)

At least two freight cars caught fire after a train derailed Thursday morning in northwest suburban Bartlett near Elgin, halting Metra service on the Milwaukee West Line.

Area police and fire officials told the Chicago Sun-Times that the freight train derailed on the border of Bartlett and Elgin, near Spaulding and Gifford roads, at about 5:10 a.m. Crews extinguished the fire by 7:40 a.m., and no injuries have been reported.

NBC Chicago's helicopter footage shows up to 18 cars overturned, and hazmat crews working with firefighters on the scene.

Early reports indicated that some cars were carrying hazardous materials, but Bartlett fire officials told NBC that all materials were contained to the cars. Residents in surrounding communities were not evacuated.

Milwaukee District West Line Metra trains have been stalled throughout the morning, and are being held at the Big Timber station, NBC reports. Riders are being diverted to the Union Pacific West and Union Pacific Northwest lines, Metra spokeswoman Meg Reile said.