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Beltway lanes reopen in Fairfax County after tractor-trailer fire

Southbound lanes of the Beltway are closed Wednesday after a tractor-trailer caught fire. (Virginia Department of Transportation)

Southbound lanes of the Capital Beltway reopened Wednesday in part of Fairfax County after a tractor-trailer caught fire.

Fairfax County fire officials responded after 4 p.m. to the incident at the U.S. 50 interchange. Crews extinguished the fire and a tow truck was brought in to remove the tractor-trailer.

Authorities said about 6 p.m. Wednesday that two lanes had reopened. The express lanes were briefly closed.

Delays extended to the American Legion Bridge. Officials advised motorists to use an alternate route.