Commuters had to evacuate the subway this morning after a fire stopped TTC service along a part of Line 2.
Subways were stopped between Keele and Ossington stations because of a small fire in the tunnel near Dundas West Station, which filled the line with smoke. As a result, approximately 25 shuttle buses were sent for the morning rush, and subway service resumed shortly after 9:45 a.m.
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“I was heading to Humber to hand in some assignments but it turned out that wasn’t going to be as easy as I thought,” Humber College student Tyler Patterson, who was on the subway when the fire began, explained to CTV News. “The power went out and next thing you know they are shepherding everyone to the back two train cars to get away from smoke.”
The TTC explained that a wooden board touched the third electric rail, which started the fire. “The situation was complicated when a non-TTC person on board a trapped train improperly opened a door, letting smoke in,” a TTC spokesperson explained.
Luckily, no one was injured.