WESTCHESTER, LOS ANGELES, CA. (THECOUNT) — Multiple lanes of the northbound 405 Freeway in Westchester were closed due to a fire on a tanker truck that was hauling 70,000 gallons of jet fuel.

The closure started shortly after 1:30 p.m. at La Cienega Boulevard Monday.


The fire appeared to be in the lower rear of the tanker where the tire axle is located, according to the Los Angeles City Fire Department, reports KABC.

Geo quick facts: Westchester is a neighborhood in Los Angeles and the Westside Region of Los Angeles County, California. It is home to Los Angeles International Airport, Loyola Marymount University, Otis College of Art and Design, and Westchester Enriched Sciences Magnet Schools – Wikipedia.