L.A. County Fire Crews Locate Man Trapped in Tunnel in Hawthorne

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Rescue crews in Hawthorne have located a man trapped for hours in a tunnel under the 105 Freeway Monday and are working to rescue him.

Crews respond to a trapped person call in Hawthorne on July 3, 2017. (Credit: KTLA)

Officials received a call just after 11 a.m. reporting an outdoor fire near the intersection of Hawthorne Boulevard and West 111th Street, according to a spokesman for the Los Angeles County Fire Department.

Smoke and a small amount of fire were reported to be coming from an electrical unit.

The man was trapped about 30 feet down in a tunnel that goes under the freeway, according to the Fire Department.

He was reached shortly before 3 p.m., and crews were working to medically access the patient, the department tweeted.

KTLA’s Jennifer Thang contributed to this report.