Mureau Fire: Calabasas Fire Contained After Prompting Evacuations

A tanker drop on the fire off Mureau Road just north of the 101 Freeway on Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019. (Courtesy of City of Calabasas)

Evacuations were lifted Wednesday, after a small brush fire threatened the communities of Calabasas and Hidden Hills, according to the L.A. County Fire Department. The fire has been fully contained, according to the L.A. County Sheriff's Department's Lost Hills Station.

The Mureau Fire was initially reported at about 10:45 a.m. at Mureau Road and Mountain View Drive. Within about an hour, forward progress had been stopped at 10 acres.

Firefighters were continuing to work on putting out hot spots, fire officials said.

The Mureau Fire had been threatening structures, with the Hidden Hills community under direct threat and Mountain View Estates residents called to evacuate.

Fire engines, choppers, and Super Scoopers responded to the fire, according to Malibu Search and Rescue.

All northbound 101 Freeway lanes had been stopped at Mureau Road, but the freeway has since reopened.

THE BASICS

  • Acreage: 10 acres
  • Containment: 100%
  • Structures destroyed: 0
  • Resources deployed: Fire engines, choppers, Super Scoopers

ROAD CLOSURES

  • Mureau Road between Las Virgenes and Round Meadow

THE BACKGROUND

The fire started near Mureau Road and Mountain View Drive in Calabasas, near the 101 Freeway. It was given a second alarm designation and initially reported at five acres. However, forward progress was quickly stopped.

The cause was not immediately known.

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