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Brush Fire in Malibu Leads to Murder Investigation

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A small brush fire that began early last night is under investigation for the possibility of murder and arson. The fire near the Pacific Coast Highway and Topanga Canyon was first reported at 6:27 p.m. and burned three to four acres before being knocked down at 7:08 p.m., according to LA County Fire over the phone. Firefighters noticed a vehicle in the fire and upon further investigation, found a dead body inside. Calls made to the LA County Sheriff's Department described "persons fleeing the area," says the LA Times. Also: An earlier fire on the other side of the mountains in Agoura Hills that started around noon is also under investigation for arson.