Photos: Smoke From Grass Fire Billows Over 405 Freeway
Crews from the L.A. County Fire Department knocked down a three-to-five acre grass fire near the 405 Freeway by LAX this afternoon.
First signs of the fire appeared around 2:53 p.m. alongside the 405 Freeway going northbound, near the Manchester Boulevard exit and 105 Freeway, according to NBC Los Angeles and CBS Los Angeles. The fire had spread to the shoulder of the freeway, but crews were able to knock down the fire by 3:35 p.m.
The CHP told CBS Los Angeles that the transition road going from northbound on the 405 to westbound on the 105 has been closed. Traffic was backed up for miles as firefighters tried to put out the fire. Smoke billowed over the freeway. Although it isn't clear at the moment what caused the fire, officials said it was possibly caused by a bus fire.
Here are some other snapshots of the fire: