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Smoke causes brief evacuations at Union Station

An overheated exhaust fan motor produced heavy smoke and forced evacuations from the food court of Union Station Wednesday afternoon, D.C. fire officials said.

Firefighters took about 10 minutes to extinguish smoky conditions after being called to the station at 50 Massachussetts Avenue NE about 2 p.m., said Pete Piringer, a fire and emergency services department spokesman.

No injuries were reported, and no delays have been reported by Metro, Amtrak or MARC at this time.

-- Clarence Williams

By Clarence Williams  |  January 20, 2010; 2:17 PM ET
Categories:  Clarence Williams , Fires & Fire Safety , The District  
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