A fire inspector Sunday said one of two multi-alarm brush fires within nine miles of each other has been fully contained.
The Stokes Fire, which was reported at 2:54 p.m. Thursday near Mulholland Highway and Las Virgenes Road and grew to a three-alarm blaze utilizing 220 firefighters at one point, has been 100 percent contained, Los Angeles County Fire Inspector Gustavo Medina said
The fire scorched 41 acres, he said.
The Topanga Fire, which was reported at 3:09 p.m. Thursday near Topanga Canyon Boulevard north of Pacific Coast Highway in the unincorporated Topanga area, is currently 48 percent contained, Medina said.
That fire has burned 55 acres in steep terrain, and an approximate time of full containment was not immediately known, Medina said.
The blaze sparked a 5-acre brush spot fire that was extinguished, a county department inspector said.
A SigAlert has been declared closing all lanes of State Route 27 in both directions from PCH to Rodeo Grounds Lane.
–City News Service
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