SYLMAR (CBSLA) — A big rig burst into flames off the 5 Freeway in Sylmar, igniting brush and shutting down freeway lanes on the 5 Freeway.
The fire was first reported at about 11 p.m. Monday off the truck route from the northbound 5 Freeway to the 14 Freeway. It’s not clear what may have sparked the fire.READ MORE: Trio Of 55-Gallon Drums Found Leaking Motor Oil In Redlands Citrus Grove
The driver was able to get out of the truck safely. But the massive fire did spread to nearby brush and caused a fuel spill.READ MORE: LA Facing $550M Revenue Shortfall On Sharp Declines In Transient, Parking Occupancy Taxes
Hazmat crews are on the scene to clean up the spilled fuel.MORE NEWS: Irv Cross, Former Rams Player And Broadcast Pioneer, Dies At 81
All truck route lanes and two right lanes on the northbound 5 Freeway were shut down immediately after the fire.