Monday, April 4, 2011

Fire Prompts Boston Subway Train Evacuation - TRAINS Magazine

BOSTON - A small but smoky fire under a Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority Orange Line subway train delayed rail transit in central Boston yesterday and triggered a massive emergency response, according to a story in the Boston Globe.

More than 200 people were evacuated around 3 p.m. from the six-car train, after built-up grease in the subway ignited about 100 feet south of the MBTA’s Chinatown Station, Deputy Fire Chief Joseph E. Finn said. The fire was quickly put out using two carbon dioxide extinguishers.

The fire halted subway service between the Tufts Medical Center and Chinatown stations. Work crews were making repairs to the damaged roadbed, said MBTA spokesman Joe Pesaturo.
READ: Fire prompts Boston subway train evacuation - TRAINS Magazine

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