Information provided by The Norwalk Fire Department
The Norwalk Fire Department responded to a motor vehicle fire Friday evening on Interstate 95 Northbound between exits 13 and 14. Norwalk combined dispatched received a call at 9:02 pm from the ConnecticutState police reporting the car fire. Norwalk fire units arrived on scene in five minutes and found the engine compartment on fire of a 1998 Pontiac Grand Prix on the right hand shoulder of the highway.
The fire was placed under control at 9:15pm and the last fire unit cleared the scene at 9:48pm after the car was towed off the highway. ConnecticutState police were on scene and had blocked the right two travel lanes of the highway so that fire units could operator safely.
Please remember that Connecticut has the “Move Over” Law which means that motorist approaching one or more stationary emergency vehicles located on the travel lane, breakdown lane, or shoulder of a highway with three or more travel lanes to immediately slow to a reasonable speed below the posted speed limit and if traveling in the lane adjacent to the location of the emergency vehicle, move over one lane, unless this would be unreasonable or unsafe.
No injuries were reported and all lanes were reopened by 9:50pm.
The Norwalk Fire Department responded with two engines and a command car with 10 firefighters.