EAGLE ROCK — The eastbound 134 Freeway was shut down early this evening after several small grass fires broke out along an approximately 2-mile stretch of the 134 Freeway. The L.A. Fire Department reported a grass fire is burning near the 134 and Figueroa Street but there were reports of at least eight small fires burning on the south side of the freeway. Water-dropping helicopters were seen hitting hot spots near the freeway.
Investigators were trying to determine if the fires were the result of arson as crews were finished clean up around 8 p.m., according to City News Service.
Update @ 6:44 pm: The eastbound 134 Freeway has been shut down, reports NBC LA.
Update @ 7 pm: Fire also reported burning near Argus Drive and the freeway. KTLA reports at least 8 fires.
Update @ 7:17 pm: The carpool lane is now open but all other lanes remain closed, says CHP. Traffic is being diverted off the eastbound freeway at Harvey Drive.
Update @ 9:11 pm: CHP says all lanes are now open and the SigAlert has been cancelled.
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