Mattress Catches Fire on Freeway

By City News Service

A mattress caught fire on the Pomona (60) Freeway in East Los Angeles and temporarily shut down several freeway lanes, authorities said.

It happened about 7:50 p.m. Sunday, the California Highway Patrol said.

“A vehicle ran over the mattress and that’s what started the fire,” CHP Officer Michele Bond said.

The freeway fire shut down the number 3 and 4 lanes on the eastbound 60 Freeway.

The CHP also closed the interchange between the 60 Freeway and the southbound Long Beach (710) Freeway.

The two closures lasted for more than an hour.

The CHP declared a SigAlert at 8:13 p.m. The road was cleared and the SigAlert cancelled at 9:07 p.m., according to the CHP.

There were no injuries.

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December 7, 2016  Copyright © 2012 Eastern Group Publications, Inc.

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