A brush fire that quickly intensified and spread across a large marsh area near the Fairfield station forced Metro North to suspend all train service for nearly two hours Sunday night.
As the fire spread across a grassy, marsh between Chestnut Street and Grasmere Avenue additional help was called from Bridgeport and Norwalk.
Seven engine companies, three ladder trucks and a rescue squad battled the stubborn blaze from three different locations before bringing it under control just before 10:30 p.m. Three firefighters suffered minor injuries during the fire.
Aaron Donovan, a Metro North spokesman said the railroad was alerted of the fire at 9:15 p.m. and shut down all service on the New Haven and New York bound lines.
Metro-North service was restored after 11 p.m. Sunday, but there were delays of up to 45 minutes past midnight.