MALIBU—A brush fire that broke out on Friday, July 9, near Tuna Canyon Road and Saddle Peak Road has been contained to 50 percent. The fire spread a total of six acres.

Crew members from the Los Angeles County Fire Department worked to contain the fire with a total of 150 firefighters on the scene to extinguish the fire and hot spots. Firefighter helicopters equipped with water-dropping resources were called to the scene to assist.

The blaze started as a small brush fire burning one-fourth of acre in heavy brush and difficult terrain. Firefighters had to carry around 2,000 feet of hose to reach the flames. The scene was on a hillside near Pacific Coast Highway. Crews first responded to the fire around 1 a.m. 

AIR7 HD was above the scene showing the flames through the smoke. The footage was posted on social media which showed smoke that could be seen for miles. The California Highway Patrol issued a SigAlert and shut down Tuna Canyon Road from Las Flores Heights Road to Pacific Coast Highway.

A recent update of the fire was posted on the Los Angeles County Fire Department’s Twitter page. There were no reports of any injuries or damage to structures. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.