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Car Fire Becomes Brush Fire

Car Fire Becomes Brush Fire

CALABASAS (CNS) - Traffic was snarled but no one was injured when a Volkswagen bus caught fire today on the shoulder of the Ventura (101) Freeway in Calabasas.

Firefighters and paramedics were dispatched to the westbound freeway about 10:45 a.m., said a Los Angeles County Fire Department dispatcher.

The fully-engulfed bus at one point blocked the number two right lanes of the westbound freeway, forcing a SigAlert at 10:58 a.m. that closed the lanes for approximately 30 minutes.

On Aug. 18, another antique VW caught fire on the 101 freeway two miles west of today's incident. That fire spread to adjacent hillsides and consumed several acres of parklands before it was contained.

Posted by Amy King

 

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