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Vehicle fire on Route 8 north in Ansonia extinguished

ANSONIA — A stretch of Route 8 north was briefly closed Friday afternoon because of a vehicle fire, according to initial dispatch reports.

First responders in Ansonia got the call for a possible vehicle fire on Route 8 north, a little bit north of Exit 18, around 5:15 p.m.

Multiple people called 911 to report the incident. A first responder who said they had come across the fire while driving confirmed it was a working fire over the radio waves.

The first arriving unit confirmed a working fire in the vehicle’s engine compartment.

Firefighters quickly went to work, shutting down a lane of travel and starting to extinguish the flames. That

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