Fire in Baldwin Park warehouse closes Highway 10

A major warehouse fire in Baldwin Park prompted authorities to issue a SigAlert for part of 10 Freeway late Tuesday.

The fire broke out shortly around noon. 21 and was reported as a fire in a warehouse in the 13,000-block block of Dalewood Street, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department.

The first crews arrived at the scene at. 21.15 and noticed heavy fire and smoke at a one-story commercial building, firefighters said. They rang for another alarm five minutes later.

A third alarm was called around 10 pm, firefighters said.

While crews worked to put out the flames, California Highway Patrol officers began blocking streets to divert traffic away from the area.

The warehouse is located near the intersection of Maine Avenue and Dalewood Street, according to the Highway Patrol.

A search in the immediate area shows a lumber yard across Dalewood. 10 Freeway runs just north of the stage, and Kaiser Permanente Baldwin Park Medical Center is just across Baldwin Park Boulevard.

Around 10:30 p.m., Highway Patrol issued a SigAlert that closed the highway’s eastbound exit at Baldwin Park Boulevard for two hours.

Firefighters were able to limit the fire to six out of the warehouse’s 12 units, said Inspector Henry Narvaez, a spokesman for the fire department.

The warehouse was an auto parts storage facility, Narvaez said.

Crews said the fire had been put out around 11 p.m., he said. There was no personal injury.

Firefighters expected to remain on the scene to put out hotspots and make sure the fire did not flare up again, Narvaez said.

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