SYLMAR: Semi Truck Crash

*Time* – Around 2300 *Location* – I5 NB/SB Truck Route *Handling Agencies* -LAFD, LACoFD, CHP, Health HazMat
Around 2300, LAFD, LACoFD, and CHP responded to reports of a semi truck crash with the semi on fire on the SB I5 Truck Route. Arriving units found a semi truck that had been traveling SB in the truck route when it hit the center divider, getting stuck on top of the CD, protruding into the NB lanes. The fuel leaking from the damaged fuel tank did catch on fire and traveled into the storm drains. Firefighters were able to quickly douse the flames. The were unable to dam the leaking fuel spill due to rain washing the dirt away. The Truck route lanes were shut down in both directions due to the crash. The length of the closure is unknown. At the time of the crash, heavy rains were hitting the Southland. The driver of the semi sustained minor injuries. CHP Newhall is handling the incident.