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Tour bus catches fire; 710 and 5 freeways jammed

August 27, 2012 |  1:03 pm

 Approximate location of incident shown in red.

A tour bus caught fire Monday on the 710 Freeway in Commerce, causing the closure of some southbound lanes.

According to the California Highway Patrol website, the chartered bus caught fire near the Washington Boulevard exit south of the 5 junction. No passengers aboard appeared to be hurt.

The Los Angeles County Fire Department was at the scene trying to put out the blaze.

The fire was causing significant backups on the 710 and 5 freeways. The southbound 710 was closed for a time, but some lanes have reopened.


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Image: The approximate location of the fire is shown in red. Credit: Google Maps