Minivan catches fire on I-84 in Plainville

Published on Thursday, 5 September 2019 17:34


PLAINVILLE - No injuries were reported when a minivan went up in flames on Thursday on Interstate 84 in Plainville.

The car fire was reported around 4:18 p.m. between Exit 33 and 34 westbound. Firefighters arrived within minutes and put the fire out.

The minivan sustained heavy damage and had to be towed after the fully-involved fire.

The fire caused some congestion in the area, but I-84 did not need to be shutdown while firefighters battled the blaze, as the vehicle was pulled over in the far right lane.

No injuries were reported, and it is unclear how many occupants were inside the minivan when it began burning. 

The scene was clear before 5 p.m.  

 While Plainville firefighters were putting out the car fire, Southington firefighters responded to a false alarm after someone called in the Plainville car fire, mistakenly saying it was in Southington, between Exit 31 and 32. Southington firefighters responded to I-84 and quickly realized the fire was not in their town.

Justin Muszynski can be reached at 860-973-1809 or

Posted in The Bristol Press, Plainville on Thursday, 5 September 2019 17:34. Updated: Thursday, 5 September 2019 17:36.