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Boston Subway Fire Cleared Up; Delays On Red Line

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Officials say one Boston subway line is experiencing delays following a smoky fire that sent commuters pouring from downtown stations and caused about 20 to be treated for smoke inhalation.

The MBTA says Red Line passengers are experiencing delays of up to 15 minutes on Friday getting through the downtown area due to signal problems caused by the Thursday night electrical fire.

The fire started after 10 p.m. just north of the Downtown Crossing station in a tunnel where several lines intersect. While the fire was contained to that tunnel, smoke spread into several nearby stations and platforms.

Joe Pesaturo, spokesman for the Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority, says crews worked through the night to clear the scene. The cause remains under investigation.

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