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PATCO Train Fire Sends 3 Passengers To The Hospital, Disrupts Service

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Regular service has resumed on the PATCO high speed line, after an early morning fire on Saturday in Camden's City Hall station temporarily halted trains to and from Philadelphia.

Officials say a fire broke out about 2:15 a.m. as an eastbound train was approaching the station. They say about 30 people aboard the train were evacuated; several passengers suffered smoke inhalation, including three people who were taken to Cooper Hospital for treatment.

A PATCO spokesman says the City Hall station is closed while fire fighters work to clear the smoke.

The cause of the fire is under investigation but the spokesman says it appears to be the result of a mechanical problem.

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Reported by Pat Loeb, KYW Newsradio; Jericka Duncan, CBS 3

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