Smoke clears the T

Hundreds of people were evacuated from an Orange Line train as smoke started to fill the tunnel it was in Thursday morning.
Published : January 21, 2011

Hundreds of people were evacuated from an Orange Line train as smoke started to fill the tunnel it was in Thursday morning.

Commuters were led through a tunnel back to the North Station platform about 200 feet away as dozens of firefighters raced to the station to put out what was reported as a small grease fire.

A T spokesman said there was no fire, but rather a hose to a greaser line broke. Greasers are used to lubricate the rails.

“Smoke was generated when the train traveled over it,” said Joe Pesaturo, a T spokesman.

Service was restored and no serious injuries were reported.

 
 
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