UPDATE: Hawthorne Blvd from PVDN to Blackhorse Rd Now ClearUPDATE 3:15 PM:
The southbound lanes of Hawthorne Boulevard are now clear.
The Los Angeles County Fire Department reports that three 20-by-20 feet wide spot fires that broke out around 1:15 p.m. along Hawthorne Boulevard near Palos Verdes Drive North have been extinguished. Southbound Hawthorne Boulevard remains closed from Palos Verdes Drive North to Blackhorse Road, according to the City of Rolling Hills Estates. Please avoid the area.