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Rick Throckmorton of Pine Mountain was driving north from Castaic at 7:30 p.m. July 1 when traffic came to a halt on the I-5 and he saw smoke rising ahead.
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As traffic was allowed to move slowly forward in the inner lanes, he caught this sigt of the blaze, along with Los Angeles County firefighters responding.
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As Throckmorton passed he wa able to take this photo of the car, covered in fire suppressant foam. The dry grass on the hillside was prevented from catching fire by LACFD's quick action.
LEBEC (Friday, July 2, 2010, 8 a.m.)—A car fire at Templin Highway and the Interstate 5 slowed traffic at about 7:30 p.m. last night, July 1. Community Reporter Rick Throckmorton got some photos of the early Fourth of July fireworks.Two lanes of traffic stayed open even as Los Angeles County Fire Department put out the blaze, averting a grasslands fire that could have occurred if there had been wind. We are in fire season, and risk for wildland fire is high. We will report further details as available.
This is part of the July 02, 2010 online edition of The Mountain Enterprise.
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