08/21/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Red Line Fire Injures 19 People On Near North Side

Nineteen CTA passengers were taken to area hospitals Sunday as a precaution after a subway fire.

Burning railroad ties on the Red Line between the Chicago and Division stops sent plumes of thick black smoke billowing onto the street from vents at State and Bellevue and terrified passengers scurrying from the station at Clark and Division shortly before 5 p.m.

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