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54 Bus Fills with Smoke on 14th Street

by Tim Regan — June 26, 2015 at 2:15 pm 0

A Metro bus on the 54 line filled with smoke and was evacuated earlier this morning, say D.C. Fire and EMS officials.

Firefighters were first notified of a report of smoke coming from a bus at the intersection of 14th and Girard streets NW before 10:37 a.m. this morning.

When firefighters arrived, officials say the bus was already parked and evacuated.

New Columbia Heights blogger Andrew Wiseman wrote earlier today that he was on the 54 bus when it filled with “noxious fumes.”

“It was a bit hard to breathe and everyone around me started coughing,” wrote Wiseman. “We couldn’t see any smoke, and only some of us smelled it, but everyone was coughing. It smelled kind of like gasoline, but much more unpleasant and irritating.”

One person was taken from the scene to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries “due to another incident not related to first report,” said D.C. Fire and EMS Public Affairs Specialist Oscar Méndez.

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