• PFAS December 24, 2021 2:49 am

    DEEP Investigates Illegal Use of PFAS in Burlington

    The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) is investigating after Burlington firefighters allegedly used firefighting foam illegally to put out a car fire. A DEEP spokesperson said fire officials responded to a fully engulfed car fire on Route 6 Wednesday night. Universal Gold AFFF foam, which contains the chemical PFAS, was used to put out the fire, they said….

  • Cromwell November 13, 2021 9:32 pm

    I-91 South in Cromwell Reopens Following Car Fire

    Interstate 91 south in Cromwell has reopened on Saturday after a car fire closed multiple lanes and caused delays in the area. State Dept. of Transportation officials said the car fire was between exits 22N and 21 and the right and center lanes were closed. The highway has since fully reopened. There was over 3.5 miles of congestion in the…

  • Stratford July 31, 2021 11:47 pm

    Injuries Reported After Car Crashes Into Gas Pumps, Catches Fire in Stratford

    The occupants of a car were injured after their car crashed into gas pumps and caught fire in Stratford, crews said. Officials said the crash happened Saturday evening at Citgo gas station on Main Street. Firefighters responding to the scene quickly to put out the blaze with some extension to the pumps, they said. The occupants of the car were…

  • South Windsor June 26, 2021 1:15 pm

    Crews Extinguish Car Fire on I-291 West in South Windsor

    Crews extinguished an early morning car fire in South Windsor on Saturday. Crews were called to the exit 3 off-ramp of Interstate 291 westbound around 2 a.m. Large flames could be seen coming out of the front of the vehicle. It’s unclear if anyone was injured.

  • car fire May 14, 2021 10:05 pm

    Car Erupts in Flames When Md. Driver Uses Hand Sanitizer While Smoking a Cigarette

    A car exploded into flames Thursday evening in Maryland when a driver used hand sanitizer while smoking a cigarette, according to Montgomery County Fire and Rescue.

  • seymour May 8, 2021 9:20 pm

    Crews Put Out Large Car Fire on Route 8 Ramp in Seymour

    Fire crews put out a large car fire on a Route 8 south exit ramp early Saturday morning. Crews were dispatched to the exit 20 off ramp at approximately 12:30 a.m. for the reported car fire. When firefighters got to the scene, they found a vehicle had crashed into a fence and was fully involved in fire. All individuals were…

  • Southington March 21, 2021 12:25 pm

    I-691 in Southington Reopens After Vehicle Fire Causes Delays

    Interstate 691 in Southington has reopened after a vehicle fire caused delays on the highway on Saturday night. The area of exit 4 on I-691 eastbound was closed and has since reopened, state polie said. Troopers and fire personnel were at the scene investigating. Drivers were advised to expect delays if traveling in or around the area at the time…

  • danbury February 27, 2021 5:31 pm

    Truck Catches Fire Inside Loading Dock at Danbury Company

    A manager of a Danbury company sprang into action after a truck caught on fire inside of a loading dock on Saturday morning. Dispatchers received a 911 call around 7:45 a.m. reporting a truck on fire in the loading dock at Omaha Beef on Maple Avenue. As firefighters were responding, officials said Jason Street, the manager of Omaha Beef, who…

  • car accident February 24, 2021 11:28 pm

    WATCH: Bodycam Footage Show Passengers Pulled From Burning Vehicle

    Officers Maggie Murphy and Michael Perry help extinguish flames from the passenger’s clothing.

  • Norfolk January 24, 2021 10:16 pm

    Good Samaritans Help Woman in Norfolk Car Fire

    Fire crews responding to an accident in Norfolk said good samaritans are to thank for helping a woman out of her car seconds before it caught fire. The accident happened at approximately 1:30 p.m. on Route 44 in the area of Tim O’Connor Road. Firefighters said when they arrived at the scene, they saw a car fully involved with fire….

  • Hartford January 6, 2021 12:03 pm

    Car Fire Closes Part of I-91 South in Hartford

    A car fire has closed part of Interstate 91 south in Hartford on Wednesday morning. State Dept. of Transportation officials said the vehicle fire is on I-91 southbound between exits 34 and 33. The right and center lanes were closed, but have since reopened, officials added. At this time, the right shoulder is closed. There is about one-and-a-half miles of…

  • Plainfield January 2, 2021 11:51 pm

    Police Investigate Plainfield Car Fire

    Police are investigating after a car fire in Plainfield that happened early Saturday morning. The incident happened at approximately 4:41 a.m. in the area of 147 Walnut St. in Wauregan. Officers responding to the scene extinguished the fire. The car was unoccupied at the time. Officials are investigating the cause of the fire. They believe it is criminal in nature….

  • Greenwich December 17, 2020 11:25 pm

    One Dead After Car Crashes Into Store, Catches Fire in Greenwich: Police

    One person is dead after their car crashed into a store and caught fire in Greenwich Thursday afternoon, according to police. Officials said a car crashed into a store in the Thruway Shopping Center located at 1233 East Putnam Ave. at approximately 3:50 p.m. Preliminary investigation shows that the car operator died in the crash, according to crews. No other…

  • car crash November 2, 2020 4:00 am

    Niantic, Conn. Man Dies in Rhode Island Car Crash

    A Niantic man is dead after a car crash early Sunday morning on Route 95 in Richmond, Rhode Island. The accident happened at approximately 1:49 a.m. on Route 95 North near exit 3, Rhode Island state police said. Police said preliminary investigation showed a 2015 Hyundai Sonata left the right side of the highway, hitting several light poles and a…

  • Wallingford October 11, 2020 1:54 am

    Highway Reopened After Car Fire on I-91 in Wallingford

    Interstate 91 has reopened following a car fire that closed all lanes of traffic on the northbound side of the highway, according to the Department of Transportation. The highway was closed between exits 13 and 14, the DOT said. The left lane of traffic was also closed between exits 14 and 13 on the southbound side on I-91, according to…

  • traffic alert August 1, 2020 11:03 pm

    Car Fire Closes One Lane of Traffic on I-84 in East Hartford

    A lane of traffic is closed following a car fire on Interstate 84 East in East Hartford. The incident occurred between exits 53 to 55, according to the CT Department of Transportation. The right lane of traffic is closed. Crews still appear to be at the scene. No additional information was immediately available.

  • Supreme Court July 16, 2020 3:38 am

    Supreme Court Police Car Set on Fire

    Someone set fire to a Supreme Court police car Wednesday afternoon, according to Supreme Court media relations.

  • Orange November 20, 2019 3:58 pm

    Route 15 North in Orange Reopens After Car Fire

    The northbound side of Route 15 in Orange has reopened after a car fire closed it briefly on Wednesday morning.

  • Massachusetts October 28, 2019 10:46 pm

    Car Fire Sparks Multi-Building Blaze in Somerville, Massachusetts

    A car fire sparked a massive, multi-apartment blaze in Somerville, Massachusetts early Monday, forcing many residents to flee their homes. The 4-alarm blaze was reported some time before 3 a.m. on Jackson Road, according to firefighters. It started as a car fire and quickly spread to a 2 1/2-story building and three-story building nearby.

  • Hartford September 4, 2019 3:10 pm

    Car Fire Closed Lanes on I-84 East in Hartford

    A car fire closed multiple lanes on Interstate 84 east in Hartford on Wednesday morning.

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