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1 dies in fiery multivehicle crash on L.A. freeway

    Firefighters respond to a multi-vehicle pile-up as it burn on Interstate 405 in the North Hills area of Los Angeles on Friday, Nov. 14, 2014. Authorities say one person was killed in the collision which involved a total of 5 vehicles that snarled morning rush hour traffic. (AP Photo/Robert Angelo)

LOS ANGELES >> Authorities say a woman has been killed in a fiery multivehicle collision on Interstate 405 in Los Angeles that scorched three vehicles and briefly shut down the freeway during rush hour.

California Highway Patrol Officer Leland Tang says the chain-reaction crash occurred Friday morning in southbound lanes near North Hills.

One person has been hospitalized with minor to moderate injuries.

The woman who died has not been identified.

Three completely burned vehicles are wedged up against the freeway divider. Two other vehicles nearby were also involved.

The CHP briefly shut down all lanes in both directions while crews extinguished the fire.

All northbound lanes are moving again. Officials have opened one lane on the southbound side.

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