A major East-West highway in Los Angeles has been shut down by a massive warehouse fire in an adjacent building.
The large storage fire shut down part of the 10 Freeway in downtown Los Angeles early Saturday morning. The freeway is expected to last at least 24 hours, officials said.
Reports of the fire started about 1:46 a.m. at a storage yard near East 14th and Alameda streets, the Los Angeles Fire Department indicated.
Fire engulfed both sides of 14th Street underneath the 10. The intense heat melted some of the roadway’s steel guardrails, according to LAFD Public Information Officer David Ortiz. More than 150 firefighters battled the blaze.
The 10 is shut down between Alameda Street and Santa Fe Avenue.