Fire causes systemwide subway shutdown

Published 7/7/2023 8:00 a.m. EDT, Updated 7/7/2023 2:55 p.m. EDT

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The Maryland Transit Administration issued systemwide closures Friday morning for the Metro SubwayLink as crews tackled an electrical fire in Owings Mills, officials said. A man was injured in a separate fire Friday morning

Fire officials said there was an electrical issue on the tracks around 4 a.m. and one person was hospitalized. There was no further information immediately available on their condition.

The subway was closed shortly after 5 a.m. from Owings Mills Station to Johns Hopkins Station, the MTA said. Baltimore County Fire officials confirmed the systemwide shutdown and fire around 7:30.

Officials said the electrical fire was put out by 9 a.m., but the system remained closed.

Baltimore Gas and Electric crews are assisting at the scene, officials said. It is unclear how long the shutdown will last.

No injuries have been reported in connection with the electrical fire.

This is a developing story and could be updated.

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