CHICAGO (CBS) — Red Line subway trains were being rerouted to elevated tracks downtown during the Tuesday evening rush due to a fire on the tracks near the Lake Street station.
The rubbish fire started about 5:40 p.m. and was under control soon after, according to the CTA and the Chicago Fire Department.
Power on the tracks remained shut down at 6 p.m. as crews cleared the blaze, authorities said. No injuries were reported.
Trains between Fullerton and Cermak-Chinatown were by passing the subway and instead making stops at Armitage, Sedgwick, Chicago, Clark/Lake, State/Lake, Randolph/Wabash, Adams/Wabash and Roosevelt.
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