Malibu Brush Fire Contains Plane Wreckage
Posted by Kyle Maloney on Apr 29, 2013 - 4:32:30 PM
Brush fire. Photo courtesy Wendi Werner.
a brush fire near Mulholland Highway at Las Virgenes Road, L.A. County Fire
Department is investigating what could be the vestigial signs of a possible
one-acre brush fire in the mountains above Malibu was reported Monday, April
29, at 2:04 p.m. As of 3:45 p.m., LAFD had the fire ten percent contained as
helicopters worked to minimize flames.
time, investigators are working to determine if the brush fire was caused by
plane debris after the hard landing of a Cessna plane at the Westlake Village
golf course. The plane touched down around 2:15 p.m.
to L.A. County Fire Inspector Quvondo Johnson, the potential plane wreckage was
spotted by a helicopter crew near the brush fire and ground crews were hiking
up to the site to examine it.
be some debris that was already up there,” Johnson explained. “It could be
something off the plane that went down off the golf course.”
said that a total of 115 firefighters were at the scene, and as of yet, there
is no official word on what caused the fire.
know if it’s debris from the plane, debris from that plane clipping another
plane or something totally different,” Johnson said. The Lost Hills/Malibu
Sheriff’s Station reported that Mulholland Highway and closed to all eastbound
traffic starting at Cornell Road.
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