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A tram carrying around 30 passengers has been evacuated in Melbourne, after an overhead power line fell on top of it.
The fire was sparked near the corner of St Kilda Road and Toorak Road at 9:30am.
Fire crews attended, but the fire burnt itself out before they before they began to tackle it.
No injuries were reported.
Cafe Rosco owner George Gereige told ABC Radio Melbourne he was standing in front of his business when he saw the incident.
"I heard a bang and I looked towards it," he said.
"I saw the tram and I saw the tram cable catapulting to the other side of the road.
"When I looked at the window [on the tram], it was black, so it must have been the live wire."
Mr Gereige said a nearby worker saw the cable on the ground near the tram, and warned passengers to get off on the other side.
A woman named Kate told 3AW she witnessed the incident and heard two separate "explosions".
"I was sitting on the corner of Toorak and St Kilda roads and I heard this massive bang," she said.
"It was a tram that had sort of exploded and then was on fire underneath.
"Then people were trying to get off and then it exploded again.
"All the workmen in that area told them to get off and they opened the doors on the other side, because they were trying to get off on the side that there was fire [on]."
Tram services were cancelled and replaced with buses along St Kilda Road until midday, when normal services resumed.
Yarra Trams said it would investigate the cause.
"We are investigating a potential fault with the tram, which could have caused the damage to the overhead wire," a spokesman said.
"We understand the effect that incidents like this can have on our passengers, and we appreciate their patience while our crews worked to safely restore services."
The Metropolitan Fire Brigade said its crews attended a "small fire" under the tram, were unable to put it out, or get on top of the tram to inspect it, until power was switched off in that section of the network.
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