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Food truck catches fire on Long Beach Freeway

June 3, 2011 |  8:17 am

Longbeach A food truck became a barbecue truck Friday morning when it caught fire on the Long Beach Freeway, forcing the closure of two northbound lanes and leading to considerable traffic delays.

California Highway Patrol officers and firefighters responded about 7:30 a.m. to the 710 Freeway near Atlantic Avenue, where the truck had become engulfed in flames.

It was unclear what caused the truck to catch fire.

The closure of the two lanes created stop-and-go traffic for several miles.


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Map shows location of where a food truck was when it caught fire on the 710 Freeway near Atlantic Avenue. Source: Google Maps