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Blue Line service resumes with delays after fire near Division

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Normal CTA Blue Line service is resuming Thursday afternoon after a fire near the Division station in Wicker Park.

Service was suspended between the Damen and UIC-Halsted stations about 1:20 p.m. because of a “minor fire at track level near Division,” according to a service alert from the CTA.

Normal service resumed with residual delays about 2:10 p.m., the CTA said.

Chicago Fire Department spokesman Larry Merritt said power to the tracks was shut off in both directions after someone reported smelling smoke.

Further details were not immediately available, but he said no injuries have been reported.