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.
SB I-5 at Calgrove Bl all lanes OPEN from earlier big rig fire. https://t.co/cNUnXNEzKb
— Caltrans District 7 (@CaltransDist7) August 14, 2019
No injuries were reported as a result of this incident.
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