14 Sep 2014
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UPDATED: Freeway Lanes Reopen After Fire Sparks Sig Alert

A downed power line may have caused the fire.

UPDATED: Freeway Lanes Reopen After Fire Sparks Sig Alert

UPDATE, 5:02 p.m.

Lt. Colleen Flores of the said a downed power line may have caused the vegetation fire centered underneath the Gold Line Bridge. However, she could not confirm that. Patch has put in a call to Southern California Edison and is waiting for them to call back with more information.

Flores said the fire is out.

UPDATE, 4:50 p.m.

The CHP has opened up previously closed lanes after a reported vegetation burned near the 210 freeway at Santa Anita Avenue.

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A brush fire underneath the Gold Line Bridge has prompted officials to close down the number 3 and 4 lanes of the eastbound 210 Freeway on Saturday afternoon.

The CHP issued a Sig Alert has been issued at 3:44 p.m. The fire was first reported around 3:11 p.m, and the cause of the flames is not immediately known.

The flames have spread just east of the Metro Gold Line construction zone, and some construction equipment used to construct the bridge may have been damaged, according to CHP traffic logs.

This story will continue to be updated as information becomes available.

This story will continue to be updated as information becomes available.

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