RV fire causes delays on I-495

An RV caught fire in the same location as another RV fire that occurred early last month. (Courtesy Montgomery County Fire & Rescue/Pete Piringer)
The fire along the Inner Loop of the Beltway caused significant delays between River Road and the I-270 Spur around 2:30 p.m. Sunday. (Courtesy Montgomery County Fire & Rescue/Pete Piringer)
All lanes have reopened. (Courtesy Montgomery County Fire & Rescue/Pete Piringer)
Delays are expected to last for about two hours. (Courtesy Montgomery County Fire & Rescue/Pete Piringer)
Delays are expected to last for about two hours. (Courtesy Montgomery County Fire & Rescue/Pete Piringer)
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WASHINGTON – A recreational vehicle fire along the Inner Loop of the Beltway caused significant delays between River Road and the I-270 Spur around 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

The RV caught fire in the same location as another RV fire that occurred early last month.

All lanes are open and the fire is out but delays are expected to last for several hours.

The Beltway is usually congested between Tysons and Bethesda on Sunday afternoons. Even though the fire is out and lanes have reopened, the fire sent a shock wave through an already crowded corridor.

Below is the general area of the incident.

WTOP’s Dave Dildine contributed to this report.

Jack Pointer

Jack contributes to WTOP.com when he's not working as the afternoon/evening radio writer.

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