Seaports mostly reopen after Los Angeles-area fire

LOS ANGELES — The twin ports that handle 40 percent of America’s import trade were mostly back in business again after an idle day brought on by smoke from a fire at an old wooden wharf.

indexThe last of the 14 container terminals at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach is expected to be reopened on Wednesday morning.

All eight container terminals at the Port of Los Angeles and three of the six at the Port of Long Beach were closed most of Tuesday because of worries about unhealthy smoke, but all but one were running again for the night shift nearly 24 hours after the fire was sparked by a welding accident, port officials said.

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