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Green Line service resumes following morning fire in Mpls.

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Updated: 12:14 p.m. | Posted: 8:47 a.m.

A small fire on the Washington Avenue Bridge in Minneapolis temporarily interrupted service on a portion of the Green Line light rail line on Wednesday morning.

Minneapolis Fire Department Assistant Chief Bryan Tyner said possessions that may have been belonged to a homeless person caught fire under the bridge and spread into wiring. The fire was quickly extinguished with just a fire extinguisher. 

Tyner said light rail traffic was temporarily halted across the bridge as a safety precaution until workers from Xcel Energy could inspect the site.

Light rail delays were reported shortly before 8 a.m. The trains had resumed full service by 11 a.m. 

Metro Transit said buses shuttled passengers between the Downtown East station in Minneapolis and Raymond Avenue station in St. Paul.