FOUNTAIN VALLEY (CBSLA) – A bridge under construction caught fire in the Fountain Valley area Wednesday morning and shut down northbound traffic on the 405 Freeway.
The blaze was reported 8:52 a.m. on the construction site of the Talbert Avenue bridge freeway overpass, just north of Euclid Street, according to the California Highway Patrol’s incident information page.
A Sig Alert was issued and all northbound lanes were closed just north of Euclid Street, Caltrans reported. As of 10:30 a.m., all but the HOV lane were still shut down. Drivers were advised to avoid the area.
Metro Cities Fire Authority dispatchers told CBS2 the bridge that caught fire was under construction. No injuries were immediately reported.
The 405 North remains shutdown at Euclid in Fountain Valley after a fire at the Talbert overpass construction site. This video courtesy of Peter Pearce shows the flames shortly after the fire began just before 9am @CBSLA @KCBSKCALDesk pic.twitter.com/DL7ye6J01h
— Chris Ercoli (@CErcoliCBS2KCAL) April 22, 2020
The exact circumstances and cause of the fire were not immediately confirmed.