Interstate 91 Southbound in Wallingford back open following car fire Tuesday morning

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A car fire caused heavy delays on Interstate 91 Southbound Tuesday in Wallingford morning.

The fire was first reported around 7:10 a.m. on I-91 southbound between exits 14 and 13. The driver successfully pulled the car off the main roadway and escaped the vehicle without injury.

Report-It video sent in by Darrell Smith showed large flames coming from the engine area as firefighters arrived on scene.

Still image from a Report-It video sent in by Darrell Smith shows a large car fire slowing down traffic on Interstate 91 southbound in Wallingford Tuesday morning (Darrell Smith / Report-It / WTNH)

Firefighters were able to quickly extinguish the fire. No one was hurt.

All lanes of Interstate 91 southbound were reopened by 8:30 a.m. Fire officials are conducting their initial investigation to determine what may have sparked the fire.

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