- Associated Press - Thursday, January 8, 2015

BOSTON (AP) - The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority says regular service has resumed on the Orange Line rail service after a small fire at North Station in Boston.

The MBTA said Orange Line riders saw lengthy delays Thursday afternoon because of the fire. The agency announced at about 3:45 p.m. that regular service had resumed.

Boston fire spokesman Steve MacDonald told The Boston Herald that firefighters investigated a report at about 3 p.m. of a burning switch at North Station that sent smoke into a tunnel and to other stations.

MacDonald said power to the Orange Line inbound track was shut off as firefighters responded.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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