MALIBU—A large fire erupted at a Malibu home at around 2:00 p.m. on October 19. According to reports, one person was injured.
Images of the blaze tearing through the house on the 5000 block of Ramirez Canyon Road were tweeted live by the Los Angeles County Fire Department. The area of the scene lies one mile north of Paradise Cove, east of Kanan Dume.
Another tweeted picture shows the firemen knocking down the large house in order to put out the flames. The LACFD reported that the house was leveled at 2:25 p.m.
Last April, Firefighters discovered a “butane honey oil extraction laboratory” engulfed in flames in a small home on the hills above Malibu. The lab’s occupant was allegedly using high quantities of butane, a highly explosive gas, to extract “hash oil” from marijuana, which could then be vaporized in devices like e-cigarettes and glass pipes. He received second and third degree burns and was immediately arrested following his emergency medical treatment.
Sergeant Craig Anderson of the Los Angeles County Sherriff’s Arson and Explosives Detail told Canyon News that there “seems to be no connection between the two incidents” and that this house fire appeared to be “accidental in nature.”