710 Freeway Crash: Smoke Seen for Miles in Commerce, California

By Jack Phillips
Jack Phillips
Jack Phillips
Breaking News Reporter
Jack Phillips is a breaking news reporter at The Epoch Times based in New York.
October 27, 2013 Updated: July 18, 2015

Parts of the Long Beach 710 Freeway in near Los Angeles were closed down after a big rig crash on Sunday morning.

Smoke from the ensuing fire was seen for several miles, according to photos posted on Twitter.

Reports said the truck caught fire in the city of Commerce, reported CBS LA.

The accident took place on the southbound section of the freeway.

NBC News reported that homes were being evacuated near the fire.

The crash was reported at the Washington Boulevard offramp, officials said.

Two people were hospitalized in the crash.

Jack Phillips
Breaking News Reporter
Jack Phillips is a breaking news reporter at The Epoch Times based in New York.