I just saw a story on the local newscast that there was a fire on a CTA Green Line train this morning. The motorman was notified of fire and smoke by passengers somewhere around 43rd St. elevated station (that part's unclear). What I understand is that he (she) told passengers to move out of the affected car and let them out at the next stop and then moved the train away from the station to around 37th St (between stations) to prevent the fire from spreading to the station platform. The motorman is being called a hero for quick thinking and a calm and cool demeanor during the incident. By the way, video from a news copter shows one car to be pretty much destroyed, windows blown out, the interior gutted and the roof buckled. A second car supposedly also suffered fire damage.
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