Firefighters put out 'fully involved' car fire near Danbury-Ridgefield line

Photo of Peter Yankowski

DANBURY — Police and fire units responded to a car fire on Route 7 at Bennetts Farm Road near the Ridgefield line on Saturday evening.

Danbury fire units arrived around 5:04 p.m. and reported a single car “fully involved” in flames and pulled over to the shoulder of the road, according to initial dispatch reports. Ridgefield personnel were also called to the scene.

A photo taken by a passerby showed the car, which appeared to be a light-colored SUV, was off the southbound side of Route 7.

Police and fire units at the scene shut down traffic.

Fire crews set about putting out the blaze soon after arrival. The fire was reported put out around five minutes after Danbury firefighters arrived at the scene.

The fire marshal was also called to the scene.

One person was transported to the hospital, according to fire dispatch reports.