Three-alarm blaze on Westchester Avenue suspends service on subway lines

A three-alarm fire in a row of vacant stores in Longwood caused delays for commuters using the 2 and 5 subway lines Tuesday. Nearly 140 firefighters were brought in to battle the blaze on Westchester Avenue. The heavy smoke forced the MTA to suspend subway service from 149th to 180th streets. Many straphangers were forced off the subway and had to find alternative ways home. Officials say no one was injured and they are investigating the cause of the fire.

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