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.
The fire occurred at about 10 a.m. on the southbound 5 Freeway at Mission Road.READ MORE: LA County Supervisor Signs Executive Order Requiring All County Employees Be Vaccinated Against COVID-19
It took Los Angeles Fire Department crews just under 30 minutes to extinguish it. There were no injuries.READ MORE: CBS2 Investigates: E. Coli Bacteria Levels In Echo Park Lake Higher Than State Water Quality Standards
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: Daily COVID Cases Top 3,700 In LA County; 12-Year-Old Child Among New Deaths
There was no word on the cause of the fire.