BART, Muni trains resume service after T-line fire

Bay Area Rapid Transit trains have resumed service at San Francisco's Embarcadero Station this afternoon and the station has reopened following a fire on a Muni train, BART spokesman Jim Allison said.

As of 3 p.m., there were no major BART delays, Allison said.

San Francisco Municipal Railway trains have resumed service as well, but are not stopping at Embarcadero Station because of cleanup operations underway, Muni spokesman Alan Siegel said. Full service is expected to resume when water is removed from the station area, he added.

According to San Francisco Fire Department Lt. Mindy Talmadge, smoke was reported in the station at 1:47 p.m. Firefighters arrived and found a fire on top of one of the T-line Muni trains, Talmadge said.

According to Siegel, the fire began in the air conditioning unit on top of the train.

The fire was quickly extinguished with CO2 and water, Talmadge said, but a large amount of smoke in the station prompted an evacuation of some 2,000 people.

The station was reopened at about 2:30 p.m. No injuries were reported.

Muni officials are investigating the incident.

— Bay City News

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