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Thursday, August 21, 2014

Freeway-adjacent fires break out in Cypress Park

Smoke from a small blaze next to the southbound 110 climbs in the sky above Cypress Park. Photo by Martha Benedict

A pair of small fires broke out this afternoon in Cypress Park near the junction of the 5 and 110 Freeways.  It took 46 firefighters about 30 minutes to knock down a small, one-acre vegetation fire, according to the LAFD. Meanwhile,  firefighters also snuffed out a second “spot blaze” that broke out nearby   Traffic was backed up on the southbound 110 but no injuries were reported or structures damaged, according to LAFD. Martha Benedict snapped the photo above of the fire burning near the southbound 110. While LAFD reported that one of the fires broke out along the 5 Freeway near Stadium Way,  Benedict, who was driving in the area at the time, said both fires appeared to be located next to the southbound 110.

3 comments

  1. Isn’t this Deja Vu from a year ago, or two?

  2. I think this is a case of arson…”Someone’s been arsing around!” About 3-4 months ago, I saw a fire whilst riding the LA Riverbed too, though that was at night and I’m not sure if anyone – other than LAFD knew about that one.

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