Big Rig Carrying 80k Pounds of Bananas Catches Fire in Los Angeles, CA

The fire occurred at about 10 a.m. on the southbound 5 Freeway at Mission Road, and it took Los Angeles Fire Department crews just under 30 minutes to extinguish it.

Video from losangeles.cbslocal.com via KCAL

A big rig carrying about 80,000 pounds of bananas caught fire on the 5 Freeway in Boyle Heights (CA) Wednesday morning, reports losangeles.cbslocal.com. There were no injuries and no explanation as to how the fire started.

The fire occurred at about 10 a.m. on the southbound 5 Freeway at Mission Road, and it took Los Angeles Fire Department crews just under 30 minutes to extinguish it.

At one point, the southbound side of the freeway was shut down. Several lanes had been reopened by noon, but traffic was slow through the area.

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