Trash fire causes delay on Yellow, Green lines
Metro briefly suspended some service on the Green and Yellow lines Saturday while the fire department put out a small trash fire in the L’Enfant Plaza station.
The D.C. fire department responded to reports of smoke at the station just before 2 p.m. and discovered a “very small smoldering trash fire” about 100 feet from the train platform, fire department spokesman Vito Maggiolo said. The fire was put out with a hand extinguisher and there were no injuries, according to Maggiolo.
“There is no reason to believe it was anything nefarious,” he said.
Metro tweeted that the incident prompted it to temporarily suspend service and offer shuttles between the Pentagon and Mount Vernon Square stations on the Yellow Line and between the Waterfront and Mount Vernon Square stations on the Green Line for a short time Saturday afternoon.