By Joseph Serna, November 14, 2013
A big-rig fire caused the closure of the 60 Freeway in Hacienda Heights on Thursday afternoon.
A big-rig fire on the eastbound lanes of the 60 Freeway in Hacienda
Heights has shut down the freeway in both directions, California Highway
Patrol officials said.
The blaze began just
before 3 p.m. and took nearly an hour to extinguish, authorities said.
The big rig was carrying compressed hydrogen, but based on live video
footage, it did not appear that any of the containers exploded during
The CHP was initially diverting eastbound traffic off at Hacienda
Boulevard, then moved the closure. Eastbound traffic is now being
diverted onto the 605 Freeway, officials said. Westbound traffic is
being diverted at Azusa Avenue.