LOS ANGELES (CBS) — An NBC4 news van caught fire on the 405 Freeway in the Sepulveda Pass Friday morning.

The fire was reported at 10:37 a.m. on the northbound side of the freeway near Getty Center.

Pictures uploaded to Twitter show the van’s engine consumed with flames.

news van fire NBC4 News Van Catches Fire On 405 Freeway

(Credit: Andrew Veis)

The news crew inside the van was reportedly safe.

The van wasn’t blocking the freeway and the California Highway Patrol says there will be no lane closures. However, traffic was backing up just after 11 a.m.

It’s unknown what caused the fire.

Comments (2)
  1. Jack says:

    Talk about a “hot” story! Haha get it?

  2. Robert S. says:

    Everybody is trying to cut costs, and so vehicles get ignored, and this is the result. Let the mechanics tell you what overheated engines will do to engines, and transmissions! Better have a good mechanic on your staff! This could probably could have been prevented.

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