A big rig caught fire this morning on the eastbound 91 Freeway in Long Beach, prompting the closure of an off-ramp.
About 4:30 a.m., the California Highway Patrol responded to the eastbound 91 Freeway at the Cherry Avenue off-ramp and located the semi with its tractor brake line on fire, according to a CHP Incident Log.
#longbeachfirefighters @ 434AM responded to the 91FWY for a trailer on #fire Crews safely contained the blaze preventing spread with no injuries. Please remember to drive with caution when our crews are on the freeway. Click link for video from @ochawk https://t.co/B5rYy8kEdZ pic.twitter.com/LtvcpaoY0q
— Long Beach Fire (@lbfirefighters) February 20, 2019
The big rig was loaded with produce and had pulled to the right side of the freeway, where it became fully engulfed in flames, the CHP said. Long Beach firefighters responded to the incident and were able to extinguish the fire about 5:20 a.m.
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