Trash fire causes de­lay on Yel­low, Green lines

The Washington Post Sunday - - COMMUTER - — Perry Stein

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.

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