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Malibu Fire Ends with Little Damage

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Los Angeles County firefighters putting out the fire in Malibu on 4th of July (AP Photo/Gus Ruelas)

Yesterday's wildfire in Malibu charred 25 acres before LA County Firefighters were able to full contain it at 8:14 p.m. The fire, which started at 3:27 p.m. in a mobile home park near Las Virgenes Street and Las Virgenes Canyon Road, was knocked down but had quickly spread to nearby brush, prompting more than 200 campers at Malibu Creek State Park to evacuate as a precautionary measure. It also threatened King Gillette Ranch and a Hindu Temple.

A very small brush erupted East of downtown Los Angeles around 8:45 p.m. on Soto Hill near 2598 N. Soto St. The half-acre fire was knocked down at 9:09 p.m by the Los Angeles Fire Department.

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In both fires, there were no injuries.