CHICAGO (CBS) – CTA Blue Line trains just west of downtown were momentarily delayed Tuesday morning as fire crews checked out reports of smoke in the subway.
The incident happened about 8:20 a.m. on the 500 block of North Milwaukee Avenue, according to dispatch reports. A CTA rider alert said there were minor delays on the Blue Line because of the Fire Department activity.
An Emergency Medcial Services Plan 1 — which automatically sends five ambulances — and a still-and-box alarm response were called after smoke was reported in the subway.
Power was cut off to the tracks in that area for a few minutes as fire department personnel investigated but by about 8:30 a.m. the EMS plan and the still-and-box alarm were struck out and secured, according to dispatch reports.
There apparently was some type of smoky smell in the subway but no actual smoke and no fire.
The Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report.