METRO ALERT: Arcing insulator reportedly causes flames, sparks along tracks near Friendship Heights

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An arcing insulator reportedly caused flames and sparks along the tracks near the Friendship Heights Metro station Monday.

The incident was reported around 9 a.m. and caused delays along the Red Line.

Some passengers were told to exit the trains and move away quickly.

FOX 5 captured images that appear to show the flames along the tracks.

Metro says that trains are moving, however, delays continue.