Yellow Line running again after minor fire

Yellow Line running again after minor fire

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SKOKIE, Ill. (Sun-Times Media Wire) -

CTA Yellow Line trains are running again Tuesday afternoon following a fire near the Oakton station in north suburban Skokie.

Service was suspended on the line between Howard and Skokie about 2:40 p.m. because of a fire at the station, CTA spokeswoman Catherine Hosinski said. All trains were parked at the station at the time and all passengers were able to exit the train.

As of 4 p.m., trains were resuming normal service with some residual delays, according to the CTA. The "minor fire" happened at track level.

A few hours earlier, riders experienced delays after a CTA employee was injured while working near the same Yellow Line station.

The employee was working on the northbound tracks about two blocks north of the Oakton station just after 11 a.m. when his snow shovel touched the electrified third rail, Hosinski said.

The Chicago Fire Department took the employee to a hospital in fair-to-serious condition, according to Fire Media.

Hosinski said the employee was "conscious, breathing and talking."

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