The Canadian Press

1997-08-07 | Subway-fire

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Thick black smoke filled a Toronto subway station one night in early August. Scores of passengers were treated for breathing problems. This man, named Tom, was in a train that was caught in the smoke in the tunnel. (The blaze broke out in a stack of rubber insulating mats slated for disposal. The Toronto Transit Commission admitted later the mats shouldn't have been there.)

Date: 1997-08-07
Placeline: Toronto, ON, Canada
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 31 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << I thought that, timeline here and we got off they say everybody get off as everyone was going towards the staircase the wallet closed a wall of smoke came from that end of the tunnel where the staircase was which was the Senate panel and, so the remaining passengers all went to the other and there are some people went down into like a finger was a was first with a flashlight where everyone's I don't know but some people went that way and then some of us were left on a platform and after a couple minutes the firemen came down and took a so >>

Clip ID: 19970807CNCP01