Overheated truck brakes led to fire on I-95 in Westport

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WESTPORT — Firefighters extinguished a small fire caused by overheated brakes on a tractor trailer on Interstate 95, fire officials said Friday.

Engine 4 responded Friday morning to I-95 south between Exit 17 and Exit 16 for a reported tractor trailer on fire.

The first arriving fire unit found the truck in the breakdown lane on the side of the highway with a small fire caused by overheated brakes.

Firefighters stretched a line to extinguish the fire and cool down the brakes.

There were no injuries reported.