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Smoke Spotted Near Union Station

by Andrea Swalec — March 25, 2015 at 10:50 am 2 Comments

(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.

Metro did not immediately respond to an inquiry.

  • Guest

    So in essence, there was a smokey Amtrak engine today. I understand the pull to report breaking news from the Twittersphere, but just because someone sees something doesn’t make it news.
    I also understand that using the word “Twittersphere” diminishes any credibility I may have had.
    Do you guys listen to a scanner? Do they even have those anymore?

  • We began to check it out before its source was known. We do listen to the newly unencrypted D.C. fire scanner. The police scanner is still encrypted. http://www.broadcastify.com/listen/feed/2455

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