Box Truck Fire Briefly Closes All Lanes on Long Beach 710 Freeway

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Photos by Dennis Dean. 

A class-B truck caught fire on the southbound Long Beach (710) Freeway Tuesday morning, causing all lanes on the road to be temporarily closed down, according to California Highway Patrol (CHP) officials.

The fire was reported on the 710 freeway just north of Pacific Coast Highway (PCH), just before 10:00AM on Tuesday, January 19, according to CHP’s Traffic Incident Information Page. The Long Beach Fire Department (LBFD) was also requested.


A CHP official said all lanes were closed between 10:09AM and 10:18AM. Currently only the No. 3 lane is closed while officials wait for a tow truck to remove the vehicle.

It was not immediately clear if there were any vehicles involved or if any injuries were reported.

No additional information was available at this time. The Post will update this story as we learn more.

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Stephanie Rivera is the immigration and diversity reporter for the Long Beach Post. Growing up as one of six kids in the working-class immigrant suburb of South Gate, she was taught the importance of civic engagement and to show compassion for others. After graduating from CSULB with a degree in journalism, Stephanie worked for Patch Latino and City News Service before coming to the Long Beach Post in 2015. An avid Harry Potter fan, Stephanie now lives in Bixby Knolls with her boyfriend and their bearded dragon, Austin.