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Tanker Blaze Extinguished On I-95 In Darien Before Gasoline Catches Fire

Video of the burning tanker truck that shut down I-95 southbound near exit 13 Wednesday afternoon.
Video of the burning tanker truck that shut down I-95 southbound near exit 13 Wednesday afternoon. Video Credit: Courtesy of Erin Herring
All lanes of I-95 south are closed as firefighters battle a burning tanker.
All lanes of I-95 south are closed as firefighters battle a burning tanker. Photo Credit: Connecticut Department of Transportation
Reader Aj Aitoro snapped a photo of the tanker truck fire just as it started.
Reader Aj Aitoro snapped a photo of the tanker truck fire just as it started. Photo Credit: AJ Aitoro
The tanker fire burns on I-95 southbound in Norwalk.
The tanker fire burns on I-95 southbound in Norwalk. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Erin Herring

DARIEN, Conn. — It could have been a lot worse: The cab of a tanker truck caught fire on Wednesday afternoon on I-95 south in Darien , but firefighters were able to extinguish the blaze before the gasoline it was hauling could catch fire, the Darien Times said.

The Darien Fire Department was the first to arrive on the scene of the fire near Exit 13 at about 12:55 p.m., followed by the Norwalk Fire Department, the Times reported.

The fire was put out within eight minutes, averting a possible explosion, the Darien Times said.

The fire initially closed all lanes of traffic, then two lanes were reopened. All lanes of I-95 had reopened by about 3 p.m. No injuries were reported.

The Norwalk Police Department posted a Periscope of the fire.

Click here for the story at the Darien Times.

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