Dupont Station evacuated due to fire on TTC train


There were some frightening moments for passengers on a TTC subway train that caught fire near Dupont Station on Wednesday.

Smoke filled some of the subway cars, leading to an evacuation of the train and the station.

Firefighters were called to the station just before 11:15 a.m. after receiving a report of smoke seen at the front of the train.

Toronto Fire Captain Adrian Ratushniak told 680 NEWS flames were seen at the rear of the first subway car. The fire was quickly put out. No injuries have been reported.

Fire officials told CityNews said one of the trains had a smoking engine.

TTC spokesperson Brad Ross said the smoke-filled train was between Dupont and St. Clair West stations. He said passengers were safely escorted off the train and out of the tunnel using an emergency exit.

Ross said officials are investigating whether the issue was a mechanical one.

“We’re looking at a blown traction motor, which possibly could have caused the smoke to rise up into the car itself and fill the car with smoke,” Ross said.

Subway service is suspended on Line 1 (Yonge-University-Spadina) between St. George and St. Clair West stations. Shuttle buses are running.