Track fire temporarily halts Blue Line service

March 30, 2013 3:16:59 PM PDT
All Blue Line trains were back up and running Saturday afternoon after service was temporarily suspended between Pulaski and the Halsted station when a fire broke out on the tracks just after 11 a.m.

The fire happened in the 1800 block of West Ogden Avenue, near the Medical Center Station.

CTA officials said the fire started when a lead car struck a tire that was on the tracks.

Firefighters quickly put out the fire and no injuries were reported.