Firefighters handle trash truck fire on Highway 14 

Firefighters responded to reports of a trash truck fire on nortbound Highway 14 at the Placerita Canyon off-ramp Thursday afternoon. Habeba Mostafa/ The Signal

Los Angeles County Fire Department personnel responded to reports of a trash truck on fire on the northbound Highway 14 near Placerita Canyon Road on Thursday afternoon, according to officials. 

The initial call came in at approximately 1:59 p.m. on Thursday for a vehicle fire, according to Geovanni Sanchez, a spokesman for the Fire Department. He added that units had arrived at 2:04 p.m. and were still on the scene as of 2:35 p.m. after the trash truck dumped its load on the side of the freeway. 

A report from the scene indicated that the load was dumped on the northbound Placerita Canyon Road off-ramp. The fire appeared to be handled.

The off-ramp is expected to be closed until 6:30 p.m. Thursday evening, according to Officer Josh Greengard, a spokesman for the California Highway Patrol Newhall-area office.

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