Fire along 405, 105 freeways snarls traffic, upsets drivers – California News

Fire along 405, 105 freeways snarls traffic, upsets drivers – California News


A fire in the brush and trees on the transition road from the northbound 405 Freeway to the 105 Freeway snarled traffic at rush-hour Thursday and upset some drivers who feared they might become trapped next to the flames.

The fire, which was reported about 5 p.m., spread to the westbound side of the 105 and to the northbound 405 connector, the California Highway Patrol reported on its traffic conditions website.

About 5:15 p.m., the CHP reported that “citizens are becoming upset that they are stuck in traffic on the on-ramp with Eucalyptus trees on fire around them and nowhere to get around.”

Vehicles moved through the area at slow speeds because of the low visibility from the smoke.

Firefighters said they had nearly extinguished the flames about 5:50 p.m.

No one was reported injured.

— Larry Altman


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