Trash catches fire on Red Line tracks, but flames quickly doused and trains keep running

The Cambridge Fire Department reports there was a bit of flaming trash between Harvard and Porter stations this morning, but that it was quickly extinguished and that train service was not interrupted because of it.

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Trash fires on the T

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I wonder if the cause of the trash fire is similar to the fire under the Mass. Ave Bridge? Desperate people forced to live under the tracks and catacombs of the Red Line stations.

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Probably not

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Accumulating paper near sparking third rails is a fire hazard all by itself.

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