Subway Track Fireplace Sends Nine To Hospital And Snarls Morning Commute

PhotoDuring a summer of transit misery in New York City, a subway track fire in Upper Manhattan on Monday morning sent nine people to the hospital and snarled trains across the city.
A track fire near the 145th Street station on the A line around 7:30 a.m. halted service on several lines and prompted a cascade of delays, subway officials said.
“If you push me, I’m going to push you back,” one man told another rider.
The fire was reportedly caused by trash on the tracks, fire officials said, and it was under control by about 9:15 a.m.
Beleaguered commuters flocked to other lines that were overcrowded and sweltering on a hot day.

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