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Traffic Snarled By Fire On The 710 Freeway

By Jackawa Jackson | July 19, 2010

This afternoon at 2:04 PM a 30' crane and trailer, owned by an Edison subcontractor, rolled over and caught on fire on the eastbound 91 transition to the southbound 710. The vehicle rolled onto the guardrail of the off ramp and removed about 30 feet of it as well as one light pole. It continued down the ramp where the fuel tank ruptured and caught fire. Engine 11 arrived on scene to find the vehicle fully engulfed in flames with a small river of burning fuel running down the ramp. Engine 11 crewmembers called for an additional engine to supply water while Engine 13 crewmembers hand carried a supply line from the area of White Ave and Coolidge St. to the freeway. Truck 11, Engine 9 and Rescue 11 assisted in extinguishing the fire, diverting the leaking fuel from the storm drain and evaluated the driver for injuries. , BLS 11 assisted with medical treatment as well.  Fortunately the male driver managed to escape the inferno with only minor injuries.  He was treated and release on scene. CHP is investigating the cause of the accident. The Ramp will be closed for at least 2-3 hours while Cal Trans evaluates needed repairs.  A total of 21 fire department personnel responded to this incident.

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