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9 patients evaluated after an explosion occurred at Eastern Market station, causing smoke to spread

DC Councilman Charles Allen informed VOX3 News that there was no train derailment.

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A burning insulator beneath a Metro car resulted in smoke engulfing the Eastern Market Metro station, leading to the evaluation of nine individuals.

The station and a train were evacuated due to the smoke.

Emergency crews were initially dispatched to respond to a box alarm at the 700 block of Pennsylvania Avenue Southeast shortly after 1 p.m.

Upon arrival, responders noted smoke emanating from the platform.

Initial posts on social media suggested an explosion, but the fire department clarified that no explosion occurred.

DC Councilman Charles Allen informed VOX3 News that there was no train derailment.

DC Fire and EMS stated that an insulator caught fire, which has since been put out.

Nine individuals were assessed, and one of them was transported to a local hospital.

Fortunately, none of the injuries were deemed serious or life-threatening.

Metro has announced the suspension of train service between Federal Center and Stadium Armory due to fire department activity at Eastern Market.

Shuttle buses have been requested to accommodate passengers.

The fire department is currently engaged in ventilating the station.


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