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Tractor trailer fire on I-95 in Westport coats highway in smoke

February 10, 2019 GMT

WESTPORT — Smoke and flames filled the area around Interstate 95 because of a tractor trailer fire on Saturday.

The incident was reported around 6:20 p.m. The tractor trailer is on fire on I-95 north between Exit 18 and 19. One lane is open.

There are heavy delays leading up to the area in both directions.

The Connecticut Department of Transportation reported northbound traffic is backed up between Exit 17 and Exit 19. But southbound was no better and drivers hit their brakes to check out the blaze.

By 7:11 p.m., the bulk of the fire was out.

This story will be updated.