CA: I-10 fire closure scrambles Los Angeles traffic

Source: The Hill

“A mile-long portion of a major Los Angeles traffic artery is closed ‘until further notice’ after a raging fire prompted California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) to declare a state of emergency this weekend. While the exact source of the blaze is still unknown, the Los Angeles City Fire Department (LAFD) began responding to a reported rubbish fire early Saturday morning just south of Downtown Los Angeles. … The closure affects an elevated stretch of Interstate 10 …. Officials encouraged commuters to work from home if possible or take public transit instead. Upon arrival at the site on Saturday morning, responders reported finding a storage yard that was ‘well involved in fire with buildings exposed.’ Firefighters said they extinguished most of the blaze about three hours into the incident, but LAFD, LA County Health Hazmat and Caltrans have been working to assess surrounding structural integrity since.” (11/13/23)