- Associated Press - Monday, January 12, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) - A fire official says six people have been taken to hospitals after smoke forced the evacuation of a Metro station in downtown Washington.

District of Columbia Fire and EMS spokesman Timothy Wilson says one patient had serious and potentially life-threatening injuries. The other five were not seriously injured, but were taken to hospitals because they needed further medical attention.

Wilson says emergency medical workers evaluated dozens of passengers following the evacuation of the L’Enfant Plaza station, which occurred shortly before 3:30 p.m. Monday.

Metro says the source of the smoke is unknown and the station is being ventilated.

No trains are stopping at the station, which is one of the busiest in the city.

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