WESTPORT—Town firefighters put out a car fire on the northbound side of I-95 Tuesday afternoon.

The car’s driver noticed smoke coming from the vehicle while traveling north on the highway. The driver pulled over between exits 17 and 18, heard a pop and saw flames. The driver told firefighters that the car had been having mechanical issues recently, Assistant Chief Robert Yost said.

Two engines and one car from the Westport Fire Department arrived at the scene just before 2 p.m. on Sept. 20. The car was in the breakdown lane with flames coming from its engine compartment.

Two northbound lanes were closed while firefighters extinguished the blaze. The final fire unit cleared just after 2:30 p.m.

No one was injured during the fire. State Police and Department of Transportation units were on scene to assist with traffic.

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