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SigAlert issued after big rig fire closes 710 Freeway in Commerce

October 27, 2013|By Kate Mather
  • A map shows the approximate location of where a big rig caught fire on the 710 Freeway in Commerce.
A map shows the approximate location of where a big rig caught fire on the… (Google Maps )

Both directions of the 710 Freeway in Commerce were closed Sunday morning after at least one big rig caught fire, the California Highway Patrol reported.

A SigAlert was issued for the incident, which was reported at the Washington Boulevard offramp about 9:30 a.m., according to a CHP online log.

There were conflicting reports about whether one or two semis were on fire. There were also reports that part of a big rig was hanging over the edge of the freeway.

CHP Officer Monica Posada said details about the crash were not immediately available, but the online log reported that Los Angeles County firefighters were on the scene and working to douse the flames.

The latest CHP update, issued at 10:40 a.m., indicated that the fire had been extinguished and that the freeway was expected to be closed for about four more hours for cleanup.


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