Malibu Brusher, 1st Ld
Brush Fire Stopped in Malibu’s Tuna Canyon
Eds: UPDATES with two acres burned and forward progress stopped.
MALIBU (CNS) – A brush fire about 50 feet above Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu burned about two acres tonight before firefighters stopped its progress.
The fire was reported about 8:25 p.m. in a half-acre of medium fuel in the 18900 block of West Pacific Coast Highway, according to Los Angeles County fire officials.
Ground crews and water-dropping helicopters quickly attacked the blaze, fire officials said. Forward progress was reported stopped at 9:10 p.m.
PCH was closed in both directions between Big Rock Drive and Topanga Canyon Boulevard, Malibu Emergency Services said.