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Update: Big-rig fire closes lanes on 5 Freeway in Burbank

April 28, 2014
  • A big-rig fire on the southbound Golden State (5) Freeway, south of Hollywood Way, closed an on-ramp and tied up traffic on Monday afternoon. According the California Highway Patrol,the truck's brakes may have overheated and caused the blaze.
A big-rig fire on the southbound Golden State (5) Freeway,… (Tim Berger / Glendale…)

A big rig caught fire on the southbound Golden State (5) Freeway just south of Hollywood Way in Burbank on Monday afternoon, and police are warning that motorists should use caution.

[Update 1:46 p.m.: According to the California Highway Patrol online incident log, four lanes were closed for roughly 20 minutes after 1 p.m.]

As of 1:31 p.m., just one lane, as well as the Hollywood Way on-ramp to the southbound 5 Freeway, remained closed, the log stated.

Further details were not immediately available.

Editor's Note: This article was updated to include more information. 

-- Alene Tchekmedyian,

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