Photo: Haddam Volunteer Fire Company / Contributed Photo
HADDAM — A vehicle caught fire after colliding with a deer early Friday morning, according to fire officials.
Around 2:20 a.m., a driver headed north on Route 9 between exits 9 and 10 hit a deer, “causing the vehicle to ignite,” officials said. The driver stopped in the passing lane, got out of the vehicle and called 911.
When fire crews arrived, they found a fully-involved vehicle fire, blocking two lanes of travel on Route 9.
Firefighters quickly had the blaze under control and cleared from the highway.