Overturned big rig shuts down 57 Freeway near Brea

A big rig that overturned and caught fire Tuesday morning shut down the northbound lanes and four southbound lanes of the Orange (57) Freeway in Brea.

The crash was reported at 3:31 a.m. at the Imperial Highway, according to the California Highway Patrol.

Debris was in all the lanes and fire authorities were summoned to the scene for cleanup of an oil spill, the CHP reported.

There was no immediate word of any serious injuries.

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