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Late Night Blue Line Fire Results ln Evacuation Of 150 CTA Passengers

By Jon Graef in News on Jan 11, 2014 6:30PM

Though full service was restored by early Saturday morning, a late night fire on Chicago's Blue Line forced the evacuation of 150 passengers between the O'Hare and Cumberland stops.

The Sun-Times reports the fire broke out underneath a train headed for O'Hare, and that the city's firefighters put out the fire with relative ease. Still, the passengers on the trains were evacuated, then picked up by a shuttle bus in what was an orderly process, according to Chicago Fire Media.

The Tribune spoke with an eyewitness who said the fire was "intense."

No injuries were reported.