UPDATE: Fire at Gallery Place Metro Station causes delays

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UPDATE: According to Metro officials, there is no train service from Gallery Place Metro Station for the Green and Yellow lines on the lower platform or at Archives Metro Station at this time. Shuttle buses are available.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A fire at the Gallery Place/Chinatown Metro Station on Monday evening is causing delays for riders. The station has since reopened, but riders should expect delays.

According to DC Fire and EMS, the fire was caused by smoldering debris on the track bed at the Gallery Place/Chinatown Metro Station.  When firefighters arrived on the scene, they were able to put the fire out. However, one person was assessed for possible smoke inhalation. That patient has been transported to a local hospital for further evaluation. No other people were injured.

The station did close briefly, however, Metro reports that the station has reopened. The Red, Yellow, and Green lines are up and running again. Still, Metro warns riders of delays in both directions on Green and Yellow lines.