Big-Rig Fire Causes A Mess On 210 Freeway In Duarte

DUARTE (CBSLA.com) — Firefighters Friday made quick work of a big-rig fire on the 210 Freeway in Duarte.

The fire was reported shortly after 5 p.m. on the westbound lanes of the thoroughfare.

Aerial footage of showed a massive fireball and a fully engulfed cab. Firefighters responded to the scene, dousing the cab with water.

The fire was put out soon after.  Traffic, however, was backed up heavily from the 605 Freeway. By 7:45 p.m., though, the California Highway Patrol reported that all lanes had reopened.

The contents of the truck were not immediately known.

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