Orange Line Service Temporarily Halted After 'Minor' Electrical Fire
By Stephen Gossett in News on Sep 8, 2017 4:50PM
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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.
Orange Line trains are standing at Western due to fire department activity; crews working to restore service.— cta (@cta) September 8, 2017
Orange Line trains are operating with residual delays after earlier fire department activity at Western. Service resuming.— cta (@cta) September 8, 2017
The Chicago Fire Department described the fire as "a very minor electrical issue."
Still and box for train fire 49 and Western struck out. Very minor electrical issue.— Chicago Fire Media (@CFDMedia) September 8, 2017
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.