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    Fire shuts down 10 freeway in downtown Los Angeles indefinitely

    Fire under the 10 freeway.

    “I-10 will be FULLY CLOSED until further notice between the East LA Connector & Alameda St. due to a fire that damaged the freeway.” said CalTrans in a statement on X.

    Cars and trucks attempt to exit the 10 freeway as a fire blazes nearby.

    Over 100 firefighters worked to contain and extinguish a major emergency fire that started in one downtown pallet yard Saturday, and quickly spread to another, eventually consuming an entire fire engine that became stuck in its path.

    Cars and trailers caught in the blaze near the 10 freeway.

    “Firefighters have successfully defended three exposed commercial buildings from fire extension,” said an LAFD official.

    Officials began clean up and inspection of the area impacted by the 10 freeway fire on Saturday morning.

    Clean-up and safety inspections are still continuing as of 8 p.m. Saturday.

    The first fire engine on the scene became stuck under the freeway overpass, according to officials. It burned in the blaze.

    Newsom’s order will direct Caltrans to request assistance through the Federal Highway Administration’s Emergency Relief Program.

    The cause of the fire is still under investigation, according to authorities.


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