LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – A big rig carrying tens of thousands of pounds of bananas caught fire on the 5 Freeway in Boyle Heights Wednesday morning.
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The fire occurred at about 10 a.m. on the southbound 5 Freeway at Mission Road.
It took Los Angeles Fire Department crews just under 30 minutes to extinguish it. There were no injuries.READ MORE: BTS Kicks Off Second Of 4 Shows At SoFi Stadium In Inglewood
The semi-truck was carrying about 80,000 pounds of bananas, according to California Highway Patrol.
At one point, the southbound side of the freeway was shut down. Several lanes had been reopened by noon, but traffic was slow through the area.MORE NEWS: Lakers Top Pistons, 110-106, One Week After Scuffle Between Two Teams Took Place
There was no word on the cause of the fire.