Sources: Firefighter radios did not work in tunnel during Metro smoke incident

Two sources with knowledge of Monday's smoke incident on Metro tell FOX 5 that firefighter radios did not work inside the smoky tunnel near the L'Enfant Plaza station.

Those sources tell FOX 5 antennas inside tunnel were not working and had not been for several days. Because of that outage, they say firefighters used line of sight communication in the tunnel and cell phones to get information out.

Sources also say the first-arriving firefighters said exhaust fans inside the L'Enfant Plaza station were not immediately operational.

Stay with FOX 5 and myfoxdc.com for updates.

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