ROCKY HILL, Conn. (WTNH) — A car fire on Interstate 91 South in Rocky Hill shut down two lanes Wednesday morning.
The Connecticut Department of Transportation said the incident happened between Exits 24 and 23 around 9:30 a.m.
Upon the arrival at the scene, fire officials located an engulfed car in the breakdown lane. According to officials, the driver of the car was not injured in the fire.
The Chief of the Rocky Hill Fire Department, Michael P. Garrahy, said fire apparatuses provided blocking for the breakdown lane and two adjacent travel lanes, while crews extinguished the fire. A non-PEAS foam alternative was used to extinguish the fire, officials said.
The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) was notified due to a gasoline leak, that was contained by Rocky Hill fire officials.
The right and center lanes of the highway reopened around 11 a.m.
The Rocky Hill Fire Department said no civilians or first responders were injured in the fire.