Fiery crash after police chase temporarily blocks NB 101 in Hollywood

HOLLYWOOD, LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- A police chase ended with a vehicle crashing and bursting into flames on the 101 Freeway in Hollywood, blocking all northbound lanes Monday evening.

The crash happened around 7:30 p.m. on the northbound 101 near Melrose. Firefighters put the flames out, but the smoking wreck remained blocking all lanes.

Lanes were blocked for miles at least to East L.A. until around 9 p.m., when all lanes were reopened, according to California Highway Patrol.

The crash happened after a chase and the driver was taken into custody. It is believed the vehicle was reported stolen.
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