Tractor-trailer transporting beer catches fire in Stratford, closes I-95 north for several hours


(WTNH) — Interstate-95 Northbound between Exits 32-33 in Stratford was closed due to a tractor-trailer fire Wednesday morning.

Just after 6:30 a.m., multiple units with the Stratford Fire Department and a hazmat team were called to the scene, which involved two tractor-trailers.

One of the trucks was in the breakdown lane with a ruptured saddle tank that was leaking diesel fuel.

That vehicle was roughly 75 yards away from the second tractor-trailer, which was transporting beer, that was on fire.

The fire was under control in about 20 minutes.

Fire crews mitigated the leaking. Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection was notified and responded.

The scene is still active; one lane is open. Delays back up to Exit 27A.

No reports of injuries at this time.

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