By CBSLA Staff

MALIBU (CBSLA) — A body was found inside a car that crashed over the side of Malibu Canyon Road and ignited a small brush fire.

Firefighters, who were mopping up Rock Pool fire nearby, were called to the intersection of South Malibu Canyon and Malibu Knolls roads at 8:17 p.m.

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The fire was stopped at half an acre by 8:57 p.m. With the fire out, firefighters discovered the car about 100 feet over the side of Malibu Canyon Road with a body inside.

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The person was declared dead at the scene. No information was given about the person’s gender or age.

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It’s not clear if the death was related to the brush fire or to the crash, a Los Angeles County Fire dispatcher said.