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| Tuesday, Sep 10, 2019
Big Rig Fire
Charred remains of a big rig that caught fire near Weldon Canyon. Signal Photo, Cory Rubin.

 

A burning big rig sparked a small brush fire mid-afternoon Tuesday near Weldon Canyon and where Interstate 5 connects with Highway 14, in the Newhall Pass.

Shortly after 3:45 p.m., a semi caught fire on the I-5 overpass near Weldon Canyon and by 4 p.m. firefighters with the Los Angeles County Fire Department were on the fire scene.

“They reported an eighth of an acre on fire moving through grass, uphill towards The Old Road,” Fire Department spokesman Marvin Lim said shortly after 4 p.m.

By 4:10 p.m., all forward progress of the fire was reported to have been stopped.

The fire, dubbed the Weldon Incident, burned an eighth of an acre.

When the fire began, officers with the California Highway Patrol shut down three lanes of the northbound I-5, leaving open the fast lane and the lane adjacent to it.

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  1. Commuter says:

    This caused grid lock all along Balboa and its side streets!

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