MALIBU (CBSLA) — Firefighters have put a halt to a brush fire in Malibu that sparked early Sunday morning.
The fire erupted in the area of Malibu Canyon and Malibu Knolls roads around 4:30 a.m. and quickly spread, prompting the response of more than 200 firefighters and three choppers. Firefighters were successful in stopping the forward spread of the fire, containing it to just under five acres.READ MORE: Motive Unknown After 8 Killed At Indianapolis FedEx Facility
Henry Narvaez of the LA County Fire Department says the fire had been declared a second alarm, prompting the heavy response from firefighters, at its height.READ MORE: Sheriff's Deputies Arrest Suspect After He Barricaded Himself In A Compton Residence For More Than 7 Hours
Firefighters say a fire started about a half a mile down the road around the same time as this blaze. Investigators will be determining whether that was a separate incident, or whether it contributed to this fire.MORE NEWS: 1 Dead, 3 Injured In Tujunga Crash
Crews planned to stay on scene for mop up. No further details were immediately available.