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Fire At Embarcadero Station Halts SF Trains

A fire at the Embarcadero Station forced BART and MUNI passengers to evacuate and has halted all trains running through San Francisco. Smoke was seen (photo) rising from the station and from vents around 9:30 a.m, but it subsided after about 30 minutes.

Passengers were evacuated from stranded trains and the station. Oncoming trains have been turned back, heading back to the Peninsula from the Civic Center station or to West Oakland on the East Bay. The entire BART and MUNI system is experiencing delays.

The cause of the fire is unknown and an investigation is underway. BART and the San Francisco Fire Department have not determined when the system will be fully operational again. Delays are expected for at least one hour.

Check back for more details as this story develops.

Update - 11:00 am
Minimal west-bound BART service has been restored but there is still no east-bound service. The source of the fire has been reported as a trash fire and was spotted by a train operator. Market Street has been reopened between Davis and Montgomery streets. Free bus connections are being offered in the areas where BART routes are still affected.

Update 2 - 11:46 am
The latest reports indicate that full service has been restored in both directions. The Embarcadero station has been reopened. Anticipate 10-30 minute delays systemwide.

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