Washington, DC

Photo by PoPville flickr user Matt Calvert

A reader reports around 1:30pm:

“just left Gallery Place station – something on fire on the tracks, smoke everywhere

It was a classic scene – smoke filling the station, employee on platform yelling into a walkie talkie, guy on train says “oh no, i am not dying today” and runs off train, train conductor telling people to get on board then booking it out of the station.”


“DC Fire reports the Gallery Place / Chinatown Metro station is closed due to fire activity. Metro shuttle buses are in service.”

Update 2:39pm:

“Metro reports the fire activity is clear from the Gallery Place / Chinatown Metro Station and normal service has been restored.”


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