LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Metro’s service on the Blue and Expo line will be limited during Thursday morning’s peak hours while crews repair damage caused by an electrical fire at the 7th Street/Metro Station.
Ten buses have been brought in to shuttle passengers along Flower Street between the 7th Street/Metro Station and the Pico Station. Rail passengers may enter the shuttle buses on Flower Street next to the 7th Street/Metro Station, Metro spokesman Jose Ubaldo said.READ MORE: Victorville House Fire Kills 12-Year-Old Boy, Injures 3 Young Children
Metro crews worked all night to repair the damages caused by the fire, but they don’t expect to finish before the peak hours are over, Ubaldo said.READ MORE: FDA Authorizes Pfizer Vaccine For Children Ages 12 To 15
The flames started just after 7 p.m. Wednesday, and nine people, mostly Metro employees, were treated for smoke inhalation. One was hospitalized.
The fire involved two electrical transformers, Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Brian Humphrey said.MORE NEWS: Chipotle To Increase Wages To Average Of $15 Per Hour By Late June
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