FAIRFIELD, Conn. (WTNH) – The southbound side of I-95 in Fairfield between exits 22 and 23 was partially shut down due to a tractor-trailer crash and fire Friday morning.

Around 3 a.m., the Fairfield Fire Department said it was dispatched to a report of a two-vehicle crash near exit 22 on I-95 South. Once on the scene, officers said they found a tractor-trailer engulfed in flames, with nearly 500 gallons of diesel fuel running toward storm drains.

Crews were able to extinguish the blaze, while other units applied booms and granular absorbent to neutralize the spill hazard, officials stated. There are no reports of injuries from the crash.

News 8 advises you to take the Merritt Parkway as an alternative route, as the right and center lanes of I-95 in this area are shut down. Though the fire has been put out, the tractor-trailer is still blocking much of the highway.

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