SAN FRANCISCO (KTVU) - Civic Center BART Station in San Francisco was evacuated Friday evening due to smoke and fire on the platform level, according to San Francisco Fire Department. The fire has been extinguished and the station reopened, officials said.
The cause of the fire appears to have been a cigarette discarded on accident, fire officials said on Twitter.
Earlier, the fire department asked for media to cooperate and alert the public, but said there were no injuries and that the fire did not appear to be suspicious or "nefarious." It is however, under investigation.
"We are hitting hot spots and smoking debris at this time. Lots of smoke in the tunnel and station." SF Fire Department PIO wrote at 7:12 p.m.
Expect BART delays and traffic.
The station between United Nations Plaza and 8th Street is near where part of this weekend's Pride festivities will be held.
This is a breaking news story.
#062218WF2 UPDATE FIRE IS ACCIDENTAL DISCARDED CIGARETTE THANKS TO BART PD AND @SFPD FOR ACTING FAST WITH EVACUATIONS! They kept everyone safe resulting in NO injuries! 739 pm pic.twitter.com/Ry8xUyVo3c— San Francisco Fire (@sffdpio) June 23, 2018
CIVC stn has reopened. Major residual delays at SF stns in SFO, MLBR, DALY and East Bay dirs due to an equipment prob at stn.— SFBARTalert (@SFBARTalert) June 23, 2018
#062218WF2 (UPDATE) This Fire at Civic Center @SFBART IS UNDER CONTROL W/NO INJURIES. This does not appear nefarious/suspicious, Fire is under investigation. We will be on scene for a minimum of 30-45 minutes. Please follow @SFBARTand @SFBARTalert for service info pic.twitter.com/RrQjyeq5JB— San Francisco Fire (@sffdpio) June 23, 2018
#062218WF2 1st Alarm Fire at Civic Center BART IS EXTINGUISHED we are hitting hot spots and smoking debris at this time. Lots of smoke in the tunnel and station. EXPECT BART and Traffic DELAYS NO INJURES @SF_emergency pic.twitter.com/0aT7rRLm5J— San Francisco Fire (@sffdpio) June 23, 2018
#062218WF2 1ST ALARM, CIVIC CENTER BART, SF, btwn UNITED NATIONS PZ and 8TH 06/22/18, 18:58 NO INJURIES ALL PASSENGERS FOLLOW @SFBART AND @SFFDPIO @sfpd directions smoke and fire on the plateform level pic.twitter.com/rDnN3xyTgJ— San Francisco Fire (@sffdpio) June 23, 2018
#062218WF2 (UPDATE2) MEDIA PLEASE PUSH: EVACUATE THE CIVIC CENTER BART STATION FOLLOW PUBLIC SERVANTS DIRECTIONS TO SAFETY no injuries at this time fire reported on the platform level pic.twitter.com/4ONz9o94TU— San Francisco Fire (@sffdpio) June 23, 2018
Fire at Civic Center BART. Grid lock on Market. Avoid the area. pic.twitter.com/K7aZDEVANu— Data Processor Val De Grandis (@valsthegal) June 23, 2018