A big blaze burned trailers, automobiles and different issues in storage heaps.

ByThe Related Press

November 11, 2023, 2:31 PM

LOS ANGELES — A serious freeway close to downtown Los Angeles was closed in each instructions Saturday after a fireplace rampaged by storage heaps beneath it.

The fireplace despatched towering flames into the night time sky early Saturday morning, and dawn revealed twisted guardrails and blackened, chipped concrete at an Interstate 10 overpass in an industrial zone.

The California Division of Transportations despatched personnel to examine the freeway, with detours established to ease snarled freeway site visitors. Interstate 10, which runs east-west, was closed close to downtown Los Angeles for a minimum of 24 hours into Sunday, authorities mentioned. The reason for the hearth hasn’t been disclosed.

The fireplace division mentioned the blaze burned by trailers, wooden pallets and different issues in storage heaps on each side of the freeway, although firefighters efficiently safeguarded three close by business buildings.

Greater than 160 firefighters from 26 corporations responded to a blaze, which unfold throughout 8 acres (3 hectares) — the equal of six fields — and burned parked automobiles and broken a help for high-tension energy strains.

Fireplace division spokeswoman Margaret Stewart mentioned there have been no accidents reported from the hearth, which was principally extinguished by late morning.

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