Fire department activity at Tenleytown Station causes Red Line delays

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Scene outside of Tenleytown Station (PHOTO: Kris Scheider)

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The DC Fire & EMS Department are helping to ventilate smoke out of Tenleytown and Friendship Heights stations tonight after a problem with an arcing insulator at Friendship Heights station.  According to WMATA officials, a driver noticed a problem with the insulator and reported it when he arrived at Tenleytown station.

The DC Fire Department is on the scene investigating, as well as WMATA officials. No injuries are being reported.

As of now, Red Line service is suspended between Van Ness station and Medical Center. Until service returns to normal between those station, bus service will be available.