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Fire delays Metro trains in Arlington

A small trash fire briefly delayed Metro trains on the Yellow and Blue lines near the Pentagon on Saturday, authorities said.

There were no injuries or serious disruptions to service.

The debris fire broke out shortly before 5 p.m. in the tunnel between Pentagon City and the Pentagon, forcing operators to hold some trains in their stations until the Arlington County Fire Department could put it out, chief Metro spokesman Dan Stessel said.

By 5:10 p.m. the fire was extinguished, and regular service resumed at 5:13 p.m., he said. 

Fredrick Kunkle runs the Tripping blog, writing about the experience of travel. Freddy's also covered politics, courts, police, and local government. Before coming to The Washington Post, he worked for the Star-Ledger and The Bergen Record.

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