Photo by John Schreiber.

A firefighter suffered minor injuries Sunday while battling a two- to three-acre fire of grass, brush and trees near a freeway interchange in Long Beach, which was also near a homeless encampment.

The firefighter was taken to an area hospital, said Brian Fisk of the Long Beach Fire Department.

Firefighters dispatched at 10:46 a.m. to just northeast of the Long Beach (710) Freeway/Artesia (91) Freeway interchange had the fire out at 12:07 p.m., Fisk said.

“There were no civilians on scene,” he said.

A SigAlert was issued at 11:23 a.m. closing the transition roads between the northbound Long Beach (710) Freeway and the westbound Artesia (91) Freeway in Long Beach, the California Highway Patrol said.

The CHP cleared the transition roads and canceled the SigAlert just before 3 p.m.


–City News Service



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