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WASHINGTON (AP) A fire at a tire shop in northeastern Washington has led to a temporary halt of rail traffic because of thick smoke.

District fire spokesman Pete Piringer says the fire was reported in the 1300 block of New York Avenue shortly after 5 p.m.

Firefighters battling the blaze have blocked off the major commuter route. Thick smoke obscured visibility on nearby rail lines, so officials asked CSX and Amtrak to halt service.

No injuries have been immediately reported. It's not yet known when rail service will resume.

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