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Smoke forces evacuation of BART station

Heavy smoke and possibly a fire forced the evacuation of a Dublin Pleasanton Bay Area Rapid Transit train Monday night.

Riders and witnesses reported over Twitter that the train had caught fire and took pictures of heavy smoke.

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BART Communications Manager Alicia Trost tweeted a short time later, "Train was not on fire but was smoking likely from a propulsion issue."

The Fire Department was not needed, she said.

Another train took passengers from the area about 9:45 p.m.

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