According to the Connecticut Department of Transportation, the fire was initially reported just after 1:45 p.m. News 8 received video from Mike A via Report-It showing firefighters working to extinguish the fire between exits 23 and 25 on the eastbound side.
The right and center lanes were closed while emergency crews extinguished the fire, and later removed the car from the highway. All lanes were back open by 2:45 p.m.
No one was injured in the fire. Firefighters are conducting their investigation to determine what may have caused the fire.