Freeway in East Los Angeles reopens, hours after big-rig blaze singes overpass


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LOS ANGELES — Authorities have reopened westbound lanes of a major Los Angeles freeway five hours after a big-rig caught fire and singed the overpass.

Authorities say the truck was carrying TVs and washing machines when it caught fire on Interstate 10 in East LA at around 11 a.m. Tuesday.

No one was injured and the truck fire was doused but Los Angeles County fire Capt. Keith Mora says the truck burned under an overpass and the extreme heat apparently caused wooden framing inside the bridge to smolder.

Inspectors determined damage was minimal, so the freeway reopened at about 4:30 p.m.

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