Monorail Fire

One monorail train could be running again tomorrow

A Seattle monorail could be back in operation by tomorrow. Officials first want to make sure there's no risk of another fire on the remaining undamaged train. One of the two trains that run along a one-mile stretch of track was damaged yesterday by an electrical fire in the engine. It burned to the roof, creating clouds of smoke. About 100 passengers crawled on the floor seeking fresh air. One woman with a small child leaned out the door as people on the ground at the Seattle Center yelled "Don't jump!" Firefighters rescued some passengers by ladder and others escaped when the red train pulled alongside. Eight people were treated for inhaling smoke and a firefighter was taken to a hospital with a knee injury.

The monorail was built 42 years ago for the 1962 Seattle world's fair.