WATCH: Fire breaks out after explosion on tracks at Bloor-Yonge station
Posted April 25, 2023 10:24 am.
Last Updated May 1, 2023 9:31 pm.
Transit riders were left confused and concerned on Tuesday morning after an explosion and fire on the subway track at Bloor-Yonge station.
A fire ignited on the southbound tracks just north of the Line 1 platform around 10 a.m. Tuesday.
Video from the scene shows a crowded TTC station noticing a bright explosion followed by a wall of flames at track level. Witnesses say the station was evacuated shortly after.
Toronto Fire extinguished the blaze, and smoke was cleared from the track tunnel.
At around 4:15 p.m. the TTC tweeted that full service had resumed on both lines.
“Great work by TTC crews to restore full service through Bloor-Yonge stations on both lines,” the TTC tweeted.
Great work by #TTC crews to restore full service through Bloor-Yonge stations on both lines.
We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience. Investigation into exactly what caused the fire is ongoing and we’ll learn from this to minimize the potential for a repeat occurrence.
— TTC Media Relations (@TTCNewsroom) April 25, 2023
A spokesperson tells CityNews the fire appears to have started in an electrical control box. Crews cut power to the box when they arrived on the scene.
No injuries were reported.
During the outage, as many as 40 shuttle buses were running between the two stations.