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Fire Breaks Out Near 10-Freeway in Santa Monica

Fire put out Monday morning near Lincoln Boulevard exit

By Sam Catanzaro

The 10-Freeway in Santa Monica was closed to westbound traffic Monday after a fire broke out alongside the freeway.

According to the Santa Monica Fire Department (SMFD), the fire was reported around 10:49 a.m. on the 10-Freeway near Lincoln Boulevard.

“The fire today had a start point next to a homeless encampment but no direct cause was found at this time. The fire consumed about one acre and four Santa Monica engines extinguished and moped up the incident in a little over an hour,” John Nevandro SMFD Battalion 1 “C” Platoon told the Mirror.

The SMFD says it has no further information on the incident.

The Santa Monica Police Department and California Highway Patrol assisted in the response.

When asked for more information surrounding to what extend the encampment may have been responsible for the fire, the SMPD directed questions to the CHP, who could not immediately be reached for comment.

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