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Red Line Service Partially Shut Down Due To Tunnel Fire

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Commuters had to use shuttle buses between the JFK-UMass and Harvard Square stops on the Red Line Wednesday morning. (Photo Credit: Jack Burke)

Commuters had to use shuttle buses between the JFK-UMass and Harvard Square stops on the Red Line Wednesday morning. (Photo Credit: Jack Burke)

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BOSTON (CBS) – Crews put out a fire in the Red Line tunnel between Park Street and Downtown Crossing on Wednesday.

Check: MBTA Service Updates

Firefighters battled what was described as a small trash fire near some switching gear on the tracks. They were able to put the flames out before 9:30 a.m.

Shuttles replaced service between the JFK-UMass and Harvard Square stops on the Red Line for nearly an hour while crews put out the fire.

Red Line service in that stretch resumed around 10:15 a.m.

MBTA officials reported residual delays were possible through the rest of the day.

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