Car carrier fire shuts down I-95 in Norwalk on Saturday afternoon
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May 4, 2019 - 6:19:40 PM

contributed photo/Norwalk Fire Department
No injuries were reported when after a car carrier caught on fire on I-95 in Norwalk on Saturday afternoon. The Norwalk Fire Department issued the following press release describing the event and the emergency response.


contributed photo/Norwalk Fire Department
At 1427 hrs. (2:27 p.m.) today the Norwalk Fire Department responded Interstate 95 for a reported car carrier fire. Upon arrival fire service personnel found a tractor-trailer car carrier with the cab involved in fire along with three vehicles on the carrier fully involved with fire in the passenger compartment of the fourth vehicle. Initial response companies included the command car, two engine companies. When the extent of fire was seen an additional engine company was requested along with a tanker from the Darien Fire Department and second tanker from the noroton Heights Fire Department to shuttle water from the nearest hydrant location. Also requested on special call was Norwalk Fire Department Truck Company 1 which is a bucket ladder company to be utilized for access to the vehicles on the upper level of the carrier. Upon arrival of Truck Company one phone was also initiated to suppress and extinguish any remaining fire. In total 6 five gallon cans of foam were used on the incident.

contributed photo/Norwalk Fire Department
Interstate 95 was shut down throughout the event northbound to allow access for fire department vehicles and shuttling of water with the tankers to the scene allowing the departed department to enter the highway and travel in the opposite direction safely. The highway was opened as soon as possible and fire department operations ceased at 1600 hrs (4 p.m.).

There were no reported injuries.

The Norwalk Fire Marshal Division is investigating the cause of the fire


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