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Chicago Blue Line customers taken off outbound CTA train car due to small fire

Chicago Blue Line customers were taken off an outbound CTA train car when a small fire started underneath one of the cars. Early in the morning there was a report of smoke on the outbound Blue Line train car that was near the UIC Medical Center station. The Chicago Fire Department responded and discovered hat an electrical fire had started in the battery compartment located in the under carriage of the train. The authorities stated that the fire itself was very small but there was a lot of smoke. One person who suffered from asthma was personally injured when she became agitated by the smoke and was treated. Customers were taken off the smoky train and put onto another one while the rail operator assessed the train fire. At this time, no personal injury lawsuits have been filed. To read the full story, click here.