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(NEW YORK) — It was a nightmare situation for commuters at Grand Central Terminal in New York on Tuesday night.

Metro-North Railroad service was suspended into and out of Grand Central because of a tractor-trailer fire under elevated tracks in East Harlem.

According to the New York City Fire Department, the blaze broke out just before 7 p.m. ET and caused damage to 10 cars.

FDNY said there were numerous evacuations to apartments in the surrounding area of the fire.

The only injury that FDNY reported was a firefighter who tripped and fell.

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority was in the process of being cleared Tuesday night to inspect the tracks to evaluate damage.

There was no immediate word on when Metro-North would resume service.

Metro-North is one of the largest commuter lines in the U.S.


Fire underneath the tracks at Park Av and East 118th St. causing stranded train riders on Metro-North pic.twitter.com/BPSNex11DP

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