F train service delayed as FDNY responds to reports of smoke at Manhattan subway station

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LENOX HILLS, Manhattan — Northbound F trains were briefly running with delays Monday night as the FDNY responded to reports of fire on the tracks.

Riders were evacuated from the train at Lexington Avenue and 63rd Street.

“Just had to sprint out of the subway stop because a train was literally on fire,” one commuter tweeted. “Smoke everywhere and couldn’t breathe. Never a dull moment.”

Commuters were advised to allow for additional travel time. The situation was under control within an hour.