MALIBU (CBSLA) – A small brush fire erupted in the Malibu area of Tuna Canyon early Friday morning.
The 5-acre Tuna Fire was first reported at 12:45 a.m. in remote terrain just off La Tuna Canyon Road, about a mile north of the Pacific Coast Highway, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department.READ MORE: 2 Killed In Crash On 110 Freeway in South LA
Firefighters were battling the blaze on the ground and in the air with water-dropping helicopters. The fire was burning in steep, rugged terrain and crews were struggling to reach the area. Firefighters had to use a narrow trail to string in 2,000 feet of hose to reach the fire area, LACFD reports.READ MORE: Vigil Held For 18-Year-Old Rylee Goodrich, 1 Of 2 Teen Victims Shot And Killed In Corona Movie Theater
There was no word of any threat to structures or evacuations. Tuna Canyon Road was closed between the PCH north to Las Flores Heights Road.MORE NEWS: More Businesses Like The Abbey in WeHo Setting Own Vaccine Requirements For Customers
The Southland is in the midst of a heat wave that could bring triple-digit temperatures Friday and has brought and increased risk of wildfire.