Fires in Los Angeles, Beverly Hills & Malibu*
Reports are coming in about firs in the Los Angeles area. At about 3:30, a fire broke out at mobile home near a state park in Malibu Creek State Park. While the home fire was knocked down, the fire has spread to hillside brush and has at least burned through 10 acres. Park visitors have been evacuated. Update: As of 6:43 p.m., the fire had burned 20 acres and was at 90% containment. "Hopefully within an hour we'll have full containment," Inspector Sam Padilla with LA County fire told LAist.
A few minutes past 4:00 p.m., a fire was reported at 1922 N. Beverly Drive at the border of Beverly Hills and Los Angeles. As of 4:40, only one acre of brush was burning, but from the top of Franklin Canyon, park visitors could see smoke and at least four helicopters working to knock down the fire (photos below). UPDATE: This fire was knocked down at 5:26 p.m. with less than two acres burned, no injuries or structures damaged.
And a 4:17, smoke was reported to be seen coming from 6103 Ensign Ave. in North Hollywood near the major intersection of Oxnard and Vineland. The Los Angeles Fire Department quickly knocked the fire down within 25 minutes. Only damage to a converted garage was sustained.