FedEx truck has caught fire on highway has spread to the ground!

A FedEx truck caught fire Wednesday on the 5 Freeway in Castaic, prompting the closure of two southbound lanes for several hours, authorities said. Firefighters were seen battling the...

A FedEx truck caught fire Wednesday on the 5 Freeway in Castaic, prompting the closure of two southbound lanes for several hours, authorities said.

Firefighters were seen battling the blaze that engulfed the front of the truck and spread to a nearby hill, just north of Lake Hughes Road.

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Traffic backs up on the southbound 5 Freeway in Castaic after a FedEx truck caught fire, prompting a SigAlert, on June 5, 2019. (Credit: KTLA)

The brush fire was confined to less than 1 acre as of 4:15 p.m., according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department.

Aerial video from Sky5 showed traffic backed up for miles as firefighters worked to extinguish the fire.

Caltrans said the backup stretched about 3.7 miles long.

A SigAlert was issued for the southbound lanes, which were expected to stay closed for at least two hours, according to California Highway Patrol.

The two lanes were expected to reopen at 9 p.m.,  Caltrans said in a tweet.

Authorities did not provide information on what started the fire or if anyone was injured.

No further details were immediately available.

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Caltrans District 7

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SB I-5 at Lake Hughes Rd Lanes #3 & 4 blocked due to big-rig fire http://Quickmap.dot.ca.gov 

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CHP Newhall@CHP_Newhall

***SIGALERT*** SB I-5 North of Lake Hughes Rd for the next 2 hours for to a vehicle for that spread to the shoulder.

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Source: ktla.com
Photo Credit:  ABC7.com
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