CONCORD (CBS SF) — BART service between the Concord and Pleasant Hill stations was disrupted for almost two hours after a fire on the tracks Wednesday night.
The SFBARTAlert Twitter account initially posted about the fire disrupting service on the Antioch line at 7:11 p.m.READ MORE: Downsized But Not Out, Dreamforce Conference Set to Boost Business in San Francisco
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BART service has stopped between Concord and Pleasant Hill on the Antioch Line in the Antioch and SFO directions due to an fire on the track. BART has mutual aid on Contra Costa County Connection bus #14 between both stations.
— SFBARTalert (@SFBARTalert) December 31, 2020
According to the agency, mutual aid was being provided between the two stations by Contra Costa County Connection buses #11, #14 and #15 for passengers trying to travel to San Francisco or Antioch on the Antioch line.
Around 7:50 p.m., BART officials announced that the fire was extinguished and that crews were performing inspections.
By 8:40 p.m., service was restored in the northbound direction. Southbound service was restored around 8:50 p.m. BART is currently running at reduced capacity due to the COVID-19 pandemic, with service ending at 9 p.m.MORE NEWS: Flames Reach Ancient Sequoias; Crews in Pitched Battle to Save Giant Forest Grove
The cause of the fire was not immediately known.