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Trash Fire on Tracks Forces Metro Evacuation at Mount Vernon; Service Restored

Photos show a mass exodus from the Mount Vernon station

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Yellow Line trains are running again after passengers were forced to evacuate due to a small trash fire on the Metro tracks.

Metro reported that service was suspended between Mt. Vernon and Shaw-Howard stations about 7 p.m. Buses were requested to transport passengers.

A small, smoldering fire had erupted along a pocket track, DC Fire and EMS said. They extinguished the fire and service was restored about 8 p.m.

Photos on Twitter show a flood of people exiting the Metro station. No injuries were reported.

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