Big rig fire temporarily closes 5 Freeway at Grapevine in both directions

FORT TEJON, Calif. (KABC) -- The 5 Freeway at the Grapevine was closed Wednesday afternoon for about two hours after a big rig fire sent smoke covering all lanes of traffic.

Caltrans warned motorists to expect delays as crews work to put out the fire and remove the debris from the roadway.

The fire was reported at the base of the Grapevine in the Fort Tejon area just after 2 p.m.

The northbound side was reopened by 4 p.m. and the southbound side was opened less than an hour later.
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