Police Pursuit in Norwich Leads to Crash with Fire
By RYAN FLAHERTY, Correspondent | March 19, 2021 | CONNECTICUT
Story No. 031921110
Photo by Sean FlahertyEngine 31 arriving on scene.
Photo by Sean FlahertyA passerby tried suppressing it with a dry chemical extinguisher.
Photo by Sean Flaherty
NORWICH, CT - At 4:18 P.M. on Friday, March 19th, the Yantic Fire Company was dispatched to Route 2 eastbound, by Exit 28, for a car fire.
While responding, dispatch updated companies that the car fire was the result of a car accident from traffic due to a police pursuit. Engine 31 arrived at 4:24 P.M., reporting an engine compartment fire.
Route 2 was shut down for a brief period while the fire was extinguished.
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