Riverbed Fire Closes Lanes On Southbound 5 Freeway

(FOX 11 / CNS) About 25 Los Angeles County firefighters today battled a stubborn blaze in the San Gabriel Riverbed, prompting the California Highway Patrol to shut down part of the Golden State (5) Freeway, a fire official said.

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The fire was reported at 11:30 p.m. Monday and flames were finally put out at 12:45 a.m., said Los Angeles County Fire Department Dispatch Supervisor
Michael Pittman.

"It was a grass and trash fire," Pittman said. "It was definitely dry down there." There were no injuries, he said.

The CHP issued a SigAlert at 11:56 p.m. Monday shutting down both the northbound and southbound sides of the Golden State Freeway at Slauson
Avenue because smoke reduced visibility, Pittman said.

The southbound side and lanes 1 and 2 on the northbound side remained closed while Caltrans engineers checked the integrity of the roadway, said CHP
Officer Tony Polizzi.

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