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Tractor Fire Causes Significant Traffic Delays On Southbound 5 Freeway

A tractor carrying lumber down the southbound 5 Freeway caught fire early Wednesday morning, causing heavy traffic near Calgrove Boulevard.

At approximately 6:02 a.m., firefighters with the Los Angeles County Fire Department responded to reports of a vehicle fire on the southbound 5 Freeway just north of the Newhall Pass, according to Marvin Lim, dispatch supervisor for the department.

“There was a fully involved tractor carrying lumber,” Lim said.

Firefighters were able to extinguish the blaze by 7 a.m., as that is when Lim says units went listed as available.

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The tractor fire did cause significant delays in traffic, with the two right lanes of the southbound 5 Freeway shutdown at Calgrove Blvd. for at least an hour.

No injuries were reported as a result of this incident.

Ed. Note: This is a breaking news story, more information will be posted as it is made available.

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Tractor Fire Causes Significant Traffic Delays On Southbound 5 Freeway

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Michael Brown has lived in Santa Clarita his whole life. Graduating from Saugus High School in 2016, he continued to stay local by attending The Master’s University, where he is currently studying communications. Michael joined KHTS in January of 2018 as a news intern, and has since gone on to become the After Hours News Director for the KHTS Newsroom. Since joining KHTS, Michael has covered many breaking news stories (both on scene and on air), interviewed dozens of prominent state and federal political figures, and interacted with hundreds of residents from Santa Clarita. When he is not working, Michael enjoys spending time with his family, as well as reading any comic book he can get his hands on.