Small fire delays CTA’s Brown Line

Some riders on the CTA’s Brown Line experienced delays Saturday afternoon because of a small electrical fire.
It happened near the Merchandise Mart where a small electrical box caught fire and started sparking.
Firefighters put out the fire around 5pm, but concerns were raised about smoke, causing further delays.
Some Brown Line riders were re-routed to shuttle busses as a result.
Fire investigators don’t yet know what caused the electrical box to catch fire.

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