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Silhouette Of Firefighter. File Photo. (Nate Azark/WBBM)

Silhouette Of Firefighter. File Photo. (Nate Azark/WBBM)

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CHICAGO (STMW) – Fire officials remain at a South Loop CTA station following a fire on an Orange Line train Thursday evening.

The fire was reported about 6:30 p.m. at Roosevelt Road and Wabash Avenue, fire officials said.

A defective door mechanism on an outside door of a CTA Orange Line train began smoking, CTA spokeswoman Sheila Gregory said. There was a seven minute delay while power to the door was cut and taken out of service.

The train remained in service and once it reaches the Douglas-Midway terminal, the train car will be taken out of service, Gregory said..

The fire, which prompted an EMS Plan 1, was secured about 6:40 p.m., although crews remained at the scene at 7 p.m.

There were no reports of injures, Rosado said.

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