MALIBU—A small fire broke out in Malibu on Monday, December 18, shutting down Rambla Pacifico Street.
Firefighters reported to the light to medium brush fire at about 3 p.m. Flames were burning through the 2600 block of Rambla Pacifico Street and burning downhill. By the time the firefighters arrived, the fire had already burned through about a quarter acre.
At around 3:30 pm, the Malibu Fire Department firefighters called for a “second alarm,” signaling for help from Los Angeles County firefighters.
“BRUSH FIRE: 2600 Rambla Pacifico
#Malibu E70 states 1/4 acre light to medium brush burning down hill requesting a second alarm brush assignment,” the LA County Fire Department tweeted on Monday.
The firefighters successfully contained the fire and by 3:40 p.m., stopped forward progress. The fire was extinguished by 4 p.m. The LA County Fire Department followed up with a second tweet, “UPDATE:
#RamblaFire holding fix wing aircrafts. Stopped forward progress and cancelling second alarm assignments.
Firefighters shut down Rambla Pacifico Street to all traffic as they fought the blaze. The road was later reopened to motorists later in the day. There were no reports of any injuries.