Norwalk Firefighters Extinguish Truck Fire On I-95

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Norwalk firefighters responded to a truck fire on I-95 southbound.
Norwalk firefighters responded to a truck fire on I-95 southbound. Photo Credit: Courtesy of the Norwalk Fire Department
Firefighters were able to extinguish the truck fire within about 10 minutes, fire officials said.
Firefighters were able to extinguish the truck fire within about 10 minutes, fire officials said. Photo Credit: Courtesy of the Norwalk Fire Department
After the fire was extinguished, Norwalk firefighters continued to cool the smoldering cab and motor.
After the fire was extinguished, Norwalk firefighters continued to cool the smoldering cab and motor. Photo Credit: Courtesy of the Norwalk Fire Department
Norwalk firefighters clear melted debris I-95 after the fire.
Norwalk firefighters clear melted debris I-95 after the fire. Photo Credit: Courtesy of the Norwalk Fire Department
State DOT crews assisted Norwalk firefighters in clearing melted debris.
State DOT crews assisted Norwalk firefighters in clearing melted debris. Photo Credit: Courtesy of the Norwalk Fire Department

NORWALK, Conn. -- Norwalk firefighters quickly extinguished a truck fire that backed up traffic on I-95 southbound at midday Thursday.

Three engines responded to the fire at 11:30 a.m. The burning tractor-trailer truck was stopped in the slow travel lane near the Route 7 connector. The blaze was extinguished within 10 minutes, and firefighters continued to cool the smoldering tractor cab and motor for several minutes, fire officials said. The shipping container that the truck was carrying was empty.

The saddle tanks of the tractor contained 100 gallons of diesel fuel. Connecticut Department of Transportation crews and sand trucks assisted with some motor fluids that mixed with rainfall on the highway, fire officials said. The storm water culverts to the Norwalk River were checked for motor fluids, and none were found.

The southbound traffic on I-95 and the Route 7 connector was shut down or reduced to one lane for an hour as emergency crews worked the scene. Firefighters and DOT crews removed melted debris from the roadway, and Parkway Auto Body towed the truck from the highway.

Fire Inspector Tom Raila is investigating the cause of the blaze. The driver of the truck was not injured in the incident.

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Great work again from the Norwalk Fire Department.. Such a shame the same can never be said about the Norwalk police department