Boston Fire Dept.: 5 injured after fire at Back Bay Station

BOSTON (WHDH) - Frantic passengers kicked out windows on an Orange Line train to escape after the Boston Fire Department (BFD) said two fires sparked at Back Bay Station.

The MBTA said an Orange Line train’s motor overheated. That train has been removed from service. The BFD said the overheated motor caused a fire and firefighters also found a trash fire on the tracks. Both fires were extinguished.

Video from witnesses shows passengers frantically running through the station and breaking train windows to jump out onto the platform. A pastry chef told 7News she wrapped her chef’s knife in her scarf and used it to smash a window. Transit Police said the doors would not open because the train was not up against the platform.

Fire officials said five people, including an MBTA Transit Police officer, were treated for smoke inhalation. Two were taken to the hospital

MBTA officials say the station was not evacuated.

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