Meriden Fire crews work to finish extinguishing a car fire on I-91 N exit 16 offramp Monday afternoon (Lauren Sievert|Record-Journal)

State police respond to car fire on I-91 N by exit 16

MERIDEN — A car on a tow truck caught fire on Interstate 91 N by the exit 16 off ramp this afternoon.

State police said the call came in about 2:12 p.m. A car on the back of a tow truck caught fire, but the driver of the truck was able to free himself from the truck before the car “blew up in flames,” state police said. The incident happened on the off ramp of exit 16 on I-91 N.

State police said the Meriden Fire Department responded with two engines to put out the flames.

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