Jet Fuel Tanker Catches Fire on 405 Fwy Near LAX in Inglewood; 3 Northbound Lanes Closed

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A fire erupted on a jet fuel tanker on the 405 Freeway near Los Angeles International Airport, prompting the closure of three northbound lanes in Inglewood Monday afternoon, California Highway Patrol said.

The fire erupted at the rear of the tanker near the brake area, and was quickly extinguished, the Los Angeles Fire Department said.

Video from the scene showed thick gray smoke billowing from a white tanker stopped on the highway as cars drove past.

Flames could be seen at the back of the truck.

CHP issued a SigAlert for all northbound lanes of the freeway near La Cienega Boulevard at about 1:25 p.m. All lanes were reopened by about 10 p.m.

Two lanes remained closed Monday night, the agency said.

Responding officers found a person outside the truck with a fire extinguisher, according to CHP incident reports.

No injuries have been reported. No further details were immediately available.

KTLA’s Matt Phillips contributed to this report.

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