Los Angeles County firefighters quickly extinguished a brush fire that started in a homeless encampment near Spring Street and the 405 Freeway in Signal Hill on Tuesday afternoon, officials said.
Firefighters rushed to the scene at about 2:18 p.m. with reports of a homeless encampment on fire, a county fire department spokesperson said. No one was injured in the fire and the department is now investigating the cause, they said.
The fire caused a brief traffic jam on the 405 Freeway, witnesses reported.
Avoid 405 S in Long Beach, big fire at the Orange exit pic.twitter.com/3KMjcXRapT
— Mike Guardabascio (@Guardabascio) September 22, 2020
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