CANTON COMPASS: Crews Respond to Vehicle Fire on Route 44 in Canton

By | December 22, 2014

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December 21, 2014
By John Fitts, Editor

The town of Canton volunteer Fire and EMS Department and Canton Police responded to a vehicle fire along Route 44 near LaTrattoria early Sunday afternoon.

Early reports indicate that the vehicle caught fire, the operator pulled off the road and the occupants successfully got out of the vehicle. Two occupants were standing near the scene but understandably were visibly shaken and declined comment. The car was a total loss.

During the incident, Route 44 was closed between the Shoppes at Farmington Valley and the Simsbury line, with fire police directing traffic. The road closure, combined with heavy traffic from holiday shopping, created heavy backups.