Regular Muni service has resumed after firefighters responded to the West Portal Muni station this afternoon when heavy smoke was seen coming from a light-rail vehicle, according to the San Francisco Fire Department.

The station was evacuated after the incident was reported at 3:34 p.m., according to a fire official.

There have been no reports of injuries.

Buses were rerouted to the station for support service, according to the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency.

As of 4:06 PM, the SFMTA says regular service has resumed at the station. Further details on the cause of the smoke were not available at publication time.

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