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Orange Line Service Temporarily Halted After 'Minor' Electrical Fire

By Stephen Gossett in News on Sep 8, 2017 4:50PM

Photo credit: Tripp Johnson

An "extremely minor" electrical fire on a CTA train temporarily interrupted Orange Line service at Western on Friday morning, according to the CTA and Chicago Fired Department officials.

Service was halted at around 10:45 a.m. due to fire department activity, the CTA said. Riders were told to expect some residual delays after service was restored, at around 11:10 a.m.

The Chicago Fire Department described the fire as "a very minor electrical issue."

The fire had already been struck out with a hand extinguisher by the time fire crews arrived on the scene, according to Chicago Fire Department spokesperson Larry Langford. No injuries were reported.