Local fire department officials responded to a report of a train fire involving the brakes on a Metro train Monday afternoon and discovered there was no blaze at the time of arrival, according to South Pasadena Fire Chief Paul Riddle.
“The brakes were just overheated,” explained Riddle about the incident at the South Pasadena Metro Station, 905 Meridian Avenue, around 3:30 p.m. “We secured the scene to make sure it was safe.”
Riddle said the department’s Engine 81 was released from the scene “fairly quickly.”
It was a single engine response. No other firefighting units were called to the scene.