IRWINDALE (CBSLA.com) — Crews were fighting a compost heap fire in Irwindale, snarling traffic on Arrow Highway near the 605 Freeway late Tuesday evening.
Los Angeles County Fire Department personnel were called to the intersection following a report of a vegetation fire around 8 p.m.READ MORE: FDA Advisory Panel Recommends Emergency Use Authorization For Johnson & Johnson Booster
Arrow Highway was closed in both directions between Avenue Barbosa and the 605 Freeway overpass due to emergency equipment in the street. The southbound 605 off-ramp at Arrow was also closed due to heavy smoke.READ MORE: Some Parent Groups Proposing Monday 'Sit-Outs' At Schools To Protest Against Vaccine Mandates
Motorists were being advised to use alternate routes.
LACoFD estimated the fire could be extinguished by 1 a.m. Wednesday.MORE NEWS: Section Of MacArthur Park To Close To Begin Repairs, Maintenance Work
No structures were reported threatened.