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Fire at South Station?

Postby Pete » Thu Jan 06, 2005 1:24 pm

The South Station Red Line inbound platform stank last night of burnt something (wood?), more so on the more inbound end. Was there a fire there recently? I didn't see any evidence, but a lot of the area is still boarded up, and the track area would look the same burnt or not, I imagine.
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Postby jwhite07 » Thu Jan 06, 2005 1:27 pm

It's smelled like that for a few days now. I just assumed it was some construction related odor.
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Postby efin98 » Thu Jan 06, 2005 1:30 pm

Might be related to welding or removing temporary walls in the new Silver Line level. Not the first time construction has caused smells, a few weeks ago there was a HAZMAT scare at the station when some fumes from a welder's torch set off a detector.
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Postby typesix » Thu Jan 06, 2005 8:59 pm

One of the TV stations a few days ago reported early morning minor electrical fire took place before the heavy part of morning rush.
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Postby ST214 » Thu Jan 06, 2005 9:49 pm

Yes, there was an electrical fire in a service room last week. Had the red line closed for about 1.5 hours.
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Postby Stephen » Fri Jan 07, 2005 12:27 pm

If you go to the far inbound end of the inbound platform, the second service door has soot on it.
It has certainly smelled like an electrical fire down there for days.
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Postby CSX Conductor » Fri Jan 07, 2005 9:41 pm

efin98 wrote:a few weeks ago there was a HAZMAT scare at the station when some fumes from a welder's torch set off a detector.


So sick of everybody over-reacting in this post 9-11 world. They are giving the terrorists what the wanted, and that is everybody living in fear. :(


BTW, it doesn't take much to make a burning smell while waiting for a train. Simply toss a metal coat hanger on the 3rd rail and there ya go.
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Postby efin98 » Sat Jan 08, 2005 4:30 am

CSX Conductor wrote:
efin98 wrote:a few weeks ago there was a HAZMAT scare at the station when some fumes from a welder's torch set off a detector.


So sick of everybody over-reacting in this post 9-11 world. They are giving the terrorists what the wanted, and that is everybody living in fear. :(


BTW, it doesn't take much to make a burning smell while waiting for a train. Simply toss a metal coat hanger on the 3rd rail and there ya go.


Actually, the fire department wasn't notified that welding was going to take place hence the response. They would have been lenient and probably only sent a single fire engine to check out the scene first, instead a full blown response was sent out.

Communication, as usual it's a pain in the neck...
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