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.
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.