Metro Incident Update | South Pasadena Station

Fire Chief Says Brakes Overheated on Metro Train

PHOTO: Eric Fabbro | SouthPasadenan.com | Fire on the Metro tracks Monday 11-12-2018

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.

2 COMMENTS

  1. “It was a single engine response. No other firefighting units were called to the scene.”

    This story is illustrated with a picture of a ladder truck, with this caption: PHOTO: “Eric Fabbro | SouthPasadenan.com | Fire on the Metro tracks Monday 11-12-2018.”

    Engine 81 isn’t a ladder truck, so if you took that photo at the train tracks, the story is wrong.

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