Tanker hauling 70K pounds of jet fuel catches fire, closes NB 405 Fwy lanes in Westchester

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Tuesday, September 24, 2019
Tanker carrying jet fuel catches fire, closes NB 405 Fwy lanes
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A tanker truck that was hauling 70,000 pounds of jet fuel caught fire and closed down multiple lanes of the northbound 405 Freeway in Westchester for several hours.

WESTCHESTER, LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- A tanker truck that was hauling 70,000 pounds of jet fuel caught fire and closed down multiple lanes of the northbound 405 Freeway in Westchester for several hours.

The closure started shortly after 1:30 p.m. at La Cienega Boulevard and were reopened shortly after 10 p.m. Monday.

The fire appeared to be in the lower rear of the tanker where the tire axle is located, according to the Los Angeles City Fire Department.

Traffic could be seen stretching for miles from Air7HD.