08/30/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Subway Fire On 4/5 Line, Bowling Green Station Evacuated

A small electrical fire broke out in an East Side subway tunnel Thursday morning, frightening passengers who worried the sparks and heavy smoke were signs of an explosion.

The fire started near the Wall St. station on the Lexington Ave. line.
Straphangers were evacuated from the nearby Bowling Green station.

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