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9 People Injured After Track Fire Suspends B and C Trains, FDNY Says

By Aidan Gardiner | July 17, 2017 9:01am | Updated on July 17, 2017 9:58am

MANHATTAN — Nine people were injured when an hours-long track fire in Sugar Hill suspended two train lines, delayed several more and jammed up trains and platforms Monday morning, officials and witnesses said.

The fire broke out near St. Nicholas Avenue about 7:24 a.m. and raged until about 9:25 a.m. when it was finally brought under control, FDNY officials said.

Nine people were treated for "non-critical injuries" at area hospitals, an FDNY spokeswoman said. She didn't have further details.

B and C trains were suspended in both directions, but restored by 10 a.m. with "extensive delays," according to the MTA website.

Riders should check the MTA's website for service updates.

Annoyed commuters took to social media to gripe about crowded platforms, trains so packed with passengers that others couldn't board and hours-long commutes.