Helicopters over Echo Park

Helicopters hovering over the southern portion of Echo Park and Angeleno Heights this morning are apparently covering the closure of the 101 Hollywood  Freeway near Beaudry Avenue following the fiery crash of a big-rig truck.  The crash and fire forced the closure of all lanes following the 4 a.m. accident, according to media reports.  The southbound lanes, however, have reopened, KTLA reports.


  1. Was that the truck that was parked on the south side of Echo Park later in the morning? It looked like the trailer portion was melted.

  2. We heard the explosion around 3:45 am – the dog woke up and barked, thinking it was firecrackers. The helicopter presence from then on has been intense.

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