Southbound lanes of the 101 Freeway near Boyle Heights were temporarily closed Friday as firefighters attacked a small rubbish fire burning in a nearby homeless encampment, officials said.
The California Highway Patrol issued a SigAlert about 1:30 p.m. for the southbound lanes of the freeway near the North Mission Road offramp due to the closure. All lanes reopened about 1:45 p.m.
The rubbish fire was burning in a homeless encampment at an underpass where the 101 and 10 freeways meet,
The blaze was small, and firefighters had it under control, she said.