The uptown express subway track at 72nd Street and Broadway burst into flames on Tuesday morning during rush hour, sending smoke into the station. The MTA said that debris on the tracks caused the fire.
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The fire was called into FDNY at 8:39 a.m., but was just a smoke condition by the time firefighters arrived and the issue was considered resolved as of 9:07 a.m., according to a spokesman. Northbound express trains went local during the FDNY activity, the MTA said.