Service restored after transformer explosion sparks fire on tracks near Sheridan

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No injuries were reported after a blown transformer caused a fire Saturday afternoon on the Red Line tracks near the Sheridan station.

The fire broke out after a transformer exploded about 2:20 p.m. in the 4000 block of North Sheridan, according to Chicago Police and Fire Media Affairs. Power was then cut on that stretch of the Red Line.

No one was injured, authorities said.

All roads had reopened by about 3:30 p.m. and trains were resuming normal service about 5 p.m.

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