Plainfield Responds to Car Fire
By RYAN FLAHERTY, Correspondent | November 13, 2020 | CONNECTICUT
Story No. 111420105
Photo by Ryan FlahertyThe driver pulled over when the engine compartment began smoking and the car was fully involved within ten minutes
Photo by Ryan FlahertyThe nozzle man spraying water into the burning car which reacted violently with the magnesium.
Photo by Ryan FlahertyCaptain Gercic and Firefighter Saccocio opening the hood to finish extinguishment.
At 4:48 PM on Friday, 11/13/2020 the Plainfield and Central Village Fire Departments were dispatched to Interstate 395 Northbound just north of Exit 29 for a car fire. Engine 195 arrived at 4:59 to a fully involved car in the break down lane. Crews stretched an inch and three quarter crosslay and had the fire knocked within five minutes. During extinguishment, the magnesium reacted with the water but all members were fine due to properly wearing their personal protective equipment. The northbound lanes were shut down for about 20 minutes and the Plainfield Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating.