Crews are battling a brush fire that broke out near Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu Friday morning.

The fire was reported about 5 a.m., burning just off the highway near Tuna Canyon Road.

Los Angeles County firefighters were at the scene battling the fire with the assistance of at least one air unit.

The fire appeared to have burned about one or two acres as of about 5:30 a.m.

Aerial video from Sky5 showed some homes in the area but the fire appeared to be burning uphill, away from the structures.

PCH was closed at Tuna Canyon Road while firefighters battled the blaze.

Check back for updates on this developing story.


By Kelley Wheeler

Kelley Wheeler is a Metro reporter covering political issues and general assignments. A second-generation journalist, worked with all major news outlet, she holds a vast expeirience. Kelley is a graduate of USC with degrees in journalism and English literature. She is a recipient of Yale’s Poynter Fellowship in Journalism.

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