BREAKING: Firefighters Extinguish Freeway Grass Fire

Photo by Aaron Castrejon.

Los Angeles County Firefighters extinguished a grass fire along the northbound 57 freeway just south of the Interstate 210 freeway Thursday morning.

Firefighters reported a 10-foot by 25-foot wide spot fire creeping in light grass as they arrived on scene around 11:17 a.m. No structures were threatened by the small fire, said Inspector David Dantic with the Los Angeles County Fire Department.

The fire was extinguished by 11:31 a.m., according to California Highway Patrol officers on scene.

CHP traffic logs show a semi truck possibly lost a tire, sending debris onto the right shoulder of the 57 freeway, which then ignited a tree. CHP officers attempted to extinguish the flames with a fire extinguisher, but were unable to.

The CHP shut down the No. 4 lane of the north 57 freeway while firefighters worked.

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