CHICAGO — A man started a fire on a Chicago Transit Authority L car early Saturday morning, Chicago police said.
The fire caused minor damage to the car just before 1 a.m. in the 0-100 block of West Van Buren Street, police said, and the man fled the scene.
Loop-bound Orange line trains were temporarily stopped for nearly two hours near the Harold Washington Library stop due to a minor fire, according to CTA service alerts.
A female train operator was able to put the fire out with a fire extinguisher, according to the Chicago Fire Department. She was transported to the hospital as a precaution.
The arson unit is investigating the incident, according to Chicago police.
At about the same time of the fire and on the other side of the same station, a person in a wheel chair fell on to the tracks, according to the CTA.
That person was taken to the hospital in stable condition, according to CFD.
Source: Sun-Times Media Wire – Copyright Chicago Sun-Times 2023.)
ABC7 contributed to this report.