Massive Los Angeles Fire Shuts Down Major Freeways
A fire in Los Angeles shut down two major freeways, leading to heavy traffic. There have been no reports on the cause of the blaze.By Christine Slusser | December 8, 2014
Around 250 firefighters were called to help battle a blaze that destroyed an under-construction apartment tower and damaged two other buildings in Los Angeles Monday morning.
The fire broke out around 1:30 a.m. local time. KABC reports the 110 Freeway was closed in both directions and 101 Freeway was closed southbound — two major roadways in the LA area, which caused massive traffic delays.
"Avoid it if you're coming through this part of the city. ... It continues to burn, although they are making progress. Again, what they're doing here is taking that defensive posture. They're surrounding the fire, putting as much water and foam on it, cooling that building off," an anchor for KTTV reports.