Firefighters stopped the forward progress of a fire Sunday that charred about five acres of brush in Malibu.
Dispatched at 4:24 a.m. to the area of Malibu Canyon and Malibu Knolls roads, firefighters — with the aid of water-dropping helicopters — halted the forward progress of the fire at 5:43 a.m., according to a Los Angeles County Fire Department dispatcher.
The fire also knocked out power for some people in the Civic Center area of Malibu. Restoration was expected by late Sunday afternoon, Southern California Edison said.
A California Highway Patrol traffic advisory issued a little after 6 a.m., closing Malibu Canyon Road at Piuma Road, was canceled at 9 a.m.
An advisory issued at about 5:45 a.m. closing Pacific Coast Highway, between Corral Canyon to Carbon Canyon roads, and Malibu Canyon Road from Pacific Coast Highway to Piuma Road, was lifted at about 6:50 a.m., the sheriff’s Lost Hills/Malibu station reported.
All lanes of Las Virgenes and Malibu Canyon roads, from Mulholland Highway, were re-opened at 1:20 p.m., according to the city of Malibu.
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