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Railcar fire shuts down Metro at Silver Spring

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A Metro railcar at Silver Spring caught fire during Tuesday evening's rush hour, snarling Red Line commuters on their way home from work. Metro said no one was injured. Just before 6 p.m. the train offloaded its passengers one station before, at Takoma, but Metro spokesman Dan Stessel said he did not know why. Rider Ben Schumin said he was on the train that was offloaded and that he talked to a...

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