Fire at CTA Red Line station

July 18, 2010 2:24:10 PM PDT
Service has been restored after a fire on the CTA's Red Line shut down a North Side subway station.It happened at the Clark-Division subway stop.

Officials say the fire appears to hav been electrical.

A witness on board the train says he heard a loud explosion and saw flames as the train was pulling in to the station.

"There was a bunch of rattles under after the first explosion. And everyone was trying to get off after the train came to a stop. And it was just chaotic, nobody had - it was just every man for himself," said John Walsh, Red Line Passenger.

At least 5-ambulances were called to the scene but no injuries were reported.

The Red Line is now back running its normal schedule.


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