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Four Injured As Fire Destroys Car In I-95 Crash

This is what remains of a car that caught fire Sunday on I-95 in Westport.
This is what remains of a car that caught fire Sunday on I-95 in Westport. Photo Credit: Westport Fire Department
Traffic is backed up after a car fire on I-95 southbound between exits 17 and 16 on Sunday afternoon.
Traffic is backed up after a car fire on I-95 southbound between exits 17 and 16 on Sunday afternoon. Photo Credit: Westport Fire Department

One car was destroyed by fire after a three-vehicle crash on I-95 in Westport that sent four people to the hospital on Sunday, fire officials said.

The crash occurred at about 5:40 p.m. on  I-95 southbound between Exits 17 and 16, Assistant Fire Chief Jeff Gootman said.

Westport Engines 4 & 2, Car 3 and Rescue 3 responded to the call along with units from the Norwalk Fire Department.

A car was on fire in the left lane when firefighters arrived, with two additional vehicles from the accident in the right lane, Gootman said.

Westport Engine 4 stretched a single hand line and extinguished the fire quickly with backup from Engine 2. Rescue 3, Westport EMS and Norwalk EMS treated and transported four people from the cars in the right lane, he said.

There were no injuries in the vehicle that was on fire.

According to State Police, southbound I-95 traffic was backed up for an extended period due to the fire.

The last Westport Fire Department unit cleared the scene at 6:54 p.m.

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