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Three westbound lanes of the 101 reopen

Three westbound lanes were reopened on the 101 Freeway in Westlake Village on Sunday night after a fiery crash involving a big rig had forced a closure of all lanes, authorities said.

One westbound lane and the entire eastbound side of the freeway, remained closed as of 11 p.m.

The big rig was traveling east about 9 p.m. when it slammed into the center divider at Lindero Canyon Road near Thousand Oaks, according to the California Highway Patrol. The vehicle then became engulfed in flames.

A SigAlert was issued, and all lanes on the freeway were initially closed, the CHP said. It was unclear when the eastbound lanes would be reopened.

News video showed traffic backed up for miles on both sides of the freeway.

It was not immediately known if anyone was injured in the crash.

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