WASHINGTON - The Georgia Ave-Petworth Metro station was temporarily evacuated after a small train fire, officials say.
Rail service on the Green and Yellow lines was briefly suspended between the U Street/African-Amer Civil War Memorial/Cardozo and Fort Totten stations as a result of the smoke and fire that started at around 4:39 p.m. Friday inside the Georgia Ave-Petworth station.
Green/Yellow update: In process of restoring service now following FD response for report of smoke. Upon investigation, cause was stuck brake (mechanical). Trains will be moving shortly.— Metrorail Info (@Metrorailinfo) August 17, 2018
After the fire department extinguished the fire, train service was restored on the Green and Yellow lines. Passengers should expect residual delays.
Green/Yellow Line: No longer single tracking. Residual delays continue both directions due to an earlier train malfunction at Georgia Ave.— Metrorail Info (@Metrorailinfo) August 17, 2018
No injuries have been reported, officials say.