Firefighters Battle 2 Active Blazes In Calabasas, Malibu Areas

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com)  —    Firefighters have their hands full Thursday with two large brush fires — one in Calabasa and the other in Malibu.

The Calabasas fire was reported around 3 p.m. near Mulholland Highway and Las Virgenes Road. Units arrived about ten minutes later.

LA County Fire said this fire — about two acres — reached two alarms.

No structures are threatened as of 3:30 p.m.

This fire has been dubbed the Stokes fire.

About 45 acres have burned as of 5:30 p.m., officials said.

At least one firefighter also suffered a minor heat-related injury.

two fires Firefighters Battle 2 Active Blazes In Calabasas, Malibu Areas

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In the second blaze, in Malibu at the PCH near Topanga, about 4.5 acres are engulfed.

Officials said no structures are threatened, as of 3:40 p.m.

Stu Mundel flying over both fires in Sky 9 said the blaze in Malibu would be a lot more difficult to fight.

“There is a lot more fuel out here, a lot of chaparral and the terrain is more rugged,” he reported.

 

 

 

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