Fire on DC Train Tracks Stalls CSX, Amtrak and VRE Service - NBC4 Washington

Fire on DC Train Tracks Stalls CSX, Amtrak and VRE Service

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    Firefighters used fireboats to put out a fire on train tracks above the Potomac on Friday.

    A fire on a train tracks south of L'Enfant Plaza has stalled CSX, Amtrak and VRE service Friday afternoon as thousands of people are traveling for the Memorial Day weekend, D.C. Fire and EMS officials say.

    Fire officials said the fire started about 1:30 p.m. and crews used fireboats on the Potomac to put out the flames.

    Officials said about 4:10 p.m. the tracks have been inspected and the railroad is back open to traffic. Train passengers should expect residual delays.

    However, VRE riders are experiencing additional delays due to track issues near Union Station, VRE said on its website.

    Check here for updates to VRE service.

    Stay with News4 and NBCWashington.com for this developing story.