A brush fire along the side of the 91 Freeway sent smoke wafting over lanes as crews battled the flames this afternoon.
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.
Fisk said the department responded to the blaze at 1:13 p.m. just west of the San Gabriel River bike path between Willow and Spring streets.
Police officers are shutting down westbound traffic on Ocean Boulevard at Temple Avenue.
The brush fire was near homes along the 91 Freeway.
Each fire was between 200 and 300 square feet and required multiple fire engines and trucks on scene to shuttle water to the area because of a lack of water supply.
The trio of blazes started with one in El Dorado Nature Center. Two more were sparked overnight just a few miles away, the LBFD said.
The house was not damaged, but the fire did damage a fence that had to be removed for firefighter access, Long Beach Fire Department spokesman Jake Heflin said.
The two-alarm fire caused a traffic headache in East Long Beach and scorched about a half acre of land, fire officials said.