Big Rig Fire Shuts Down Lanes on 5 Freeway in Burbank

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A big rig caught fire causing lanes to be shut down on the 5 Freeway in Burbank on Monday.


A truck caught fire causing lanes to be closed on the southbound 5 Freeway on Monday, April 28, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

All lanes were closed in the southbound direction between North Hollywood Way and North Buena Vista Street at about 12:45 p.m., aerial video from Sky5 showed.

Firefighters were on the freeway dousing the big rig, which had flames burning from the rear of the truck.

Authorities and firefighters were seen talking to a man on the shoulder of the freeway. It was unclear if it was the truck driver.

One lane of traffic reopened to vehicles just before 1 p.m., aerial video showed.

A Sig Alert was issued about 1 p.m. for the closure of the two, three, four and five lanes for an unknown duration, according to the California Highway Patrol’s incident log.

All lanes except for the five and the North Hollywood Way onramp were reopened at about 1:30 p.m., according to a log update.

No lanes on the northbound side of the freeway appeared to be affected.

There was no immediate word on what may have caused the fire.