Massive Fire Shuts Down Connecticut Highway After Truck Incident

In Connecticut, a section of a major highway had to be closed because of a big fire. It happened on Thursday and involved a truck carrying lots of gasoline. It was reported by News12 Connecticut that the fire started at around 5:30 a.m. ET on a part of Interstate 95 in Norwalk. Firefighters worked hard for about an hour to put it out.

The truck was carrying 8,500 gallons of gasoline, and the fire damaged another truck and a car. The fire was so big that it even damaged an overpass and closed down a street called Fairfield Avenue. The local police said the flames went about 100 feet into the sky.

The good news is that no one was hurt. The firefighters did a great job, and everyone involved in the fire is safe. The Democratic Governor of Connecticut, Ned Lamont, said on X that even though it was a big scene, everyone is okay. He thanked the first responders for keeping everyone safe.

Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg also talked about the fire. He said that the people who take care of the highways are working with the Connecticut Department of Transportation to deal with the fire. He asked drivers to listen to what the local police say about where to go and to try to stay away from the area if they can. He also said thank you to the people who are helping with the fire and keeping everyone else who is driving safe.

The fire caused a lot of problems for people who wanted to drive on the highway. It was still closed on Thursday afternoon, and people were told to find a different way to go.

Written by Staff Reports

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