WASHINGTON — Service was suspended for several hours on Metro’s Green and Yellow lines between Mt. Vernon Square and L’Enfant Plaza following a small fire Monday evening.
The Gallery Place station was closed earlier in the evening after a fire on the lower-level tracks sent smoke billowing through the station and caused a short closure.
A small debris fire started on the lower-level tracks that service the Green and Yellow lines around 6 p.m. and DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department arrived to extinguish it.
The fire department’s response caused Metro to close the station while crews controlled the fire.
About 25 minutes after its closure, Red Line trains began servicing Gallery Place. Service on the Green and Yellow lines was restored between Mt. Vernon Square and L’Enfant Plaza shortly before 10 p.m.
DC Fire says one person was taken to the hospital for possible smoke inhalation.
WTOP’s Ginger Whitaker and Meg Hasken contributed to this story.
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