(Updated at 11:30 a.m.) Firefighters rushed to Union Station and Hopscotch Bridge this morning after commuters saw smoke rising from outdoor tracks.
Smoke was spotted about 10 a.m. on tracks just west of Union Station. D.C. Fire and EMS units were still on the scene at 10:30 a.m. The station is not being evacuated, fire officials said.
The smoke was exhaust from an Amtrak train, not a fire, Metro spokesman Dan Stessel told The Washington Post. No one was reported injured and no trains are delayed, according to WMATA.
Smoke rising near train tracks at Union Station in DC. pic.twitter.com/uyE9TZDZ4L
— Chris Moody (@moody) March 25, 2015
Hey @Amtrak, any idea what’s happening behind Union Station? Plume of smoke from the tracks and lots of DC fire trucks
— Matt Spence (@mattspencedc) March 25, 2015
Metro did not immediately respond to an inquiry.