Saturday, 2:15 PM
Fire at Charles Street causes Red Line disruption
By John M. Guilfoil, Globe Staff
The Red Line was shut down briefly at the Charles/MGH station in both directions after a fire on the tracks.
Boston Fire Department spokesman Stephen McDonald says that some trash landed on the power lines at the MBTA station and sparked a fire at around 7:45 p.m.
Officials evacuated the station, shut the line down in both directions and had to cut power to the tracks to get the fire out, he said.
The MBTA provided shuttle bus service. Red Line service resumed shortly before 9 p.m.
This blogger might want to review your comment before posting it.