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Warehouse fire prompts reduced Red Line speed between Fort Totten and Takoma.

Warehouse fire prompts reduced Red Line speed between Fort Totten and Takoma.

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Red Line Single Tracking, Delays After Warehouse Fire

Metro Red Line passengers are experiencing longer waits today (Thursday) after a warehouse fire near Metro tracks prompted authorities to reduce train speed through the area.

By Thursday morning, firefighters were tamping down hot spots at the fire in northeast DC, which was reported to authorities about 3 pm Wednesday. Several cars parked on a rooftop garage fell into the building when the warehouse roof suffered a partial collapse.

At the request of DC Fire and EMS, Metro ordered trains to operate at reduced speed between Fort Totten and Silver Spring, but all stations were open Thursday.

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