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Fire in the Tunnel, Expect Red Line Delays

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A fire on a service truck near the NoHo Metro Red Line Station will cause a minimum of 10 minute delays this morning. Earlier today, the truck came in contact with electrical rails about 100 yards inside the tunnel, prompting it to catch fire.

Difficult for Los Angeles Firefighters to extinguish the fire with high voltage running through the rails, Metro shut down the train system for safety reasons and prepared buses in case the situation was not finished by the opening of the station. By 4 a.m., the truck was removed and the two men inside the truck were not injured, just "scared."

Photo by Fred Camino/MetroRiderLA