Downed Power Line Sparks Small Brush Fire on Rambla Pacifico

Los Angeles County Fire Department

[Update: 9:50 a.m.]: A spokesperson for Southern California Edison confirmed that the power outage began at 7:46 a.m., the same time the fire was first reported to LA County Fire Department. 

At the time, 1,310 people were affected; as of 9:50 a.m., 1,269 people are still affected. There is no estimated restoration time. 

SCE said the power outage affected a region spanning Blair Bluff Drive (north), Pacific Coast Highway (south), Cross Creek Road (west) and Eagle Pass Drive (east). 

Crews are currently working to get the service running.

[Update: 9:29 a.m.]: According to Southern California Edison online power outage map, 1269 people are currently affected by a power outage due to the downed power line. Repair crews are on scene analyzing the issue.

SCE expects power to be back for most people around 9:30 a.m. 

 A brush fire broke out in the 2900 block of Rambla Pacifico, near Hume Road, early Tuesday morning, Feb. 13. According to a spokesperson for the Los Angeles County Fire Department, the call came in at 7:47 a.m. and personnel were on scene at 7:58 a.m. 

Fire knockdown was called at 8:01 a.m. Sgt. Johnson of the Lost Hills/Malibu Sheriff’s Station confirmed that the fire was extinguished as of 8:25 a.m.

According to an alert sent out from the City of Malibu, a downed power line caused the fire. 

Traffic signals are malfunctioning from Las Flores to Malibu Canyon roads; sheriff’s department deputies are on scene to assist with traffic control on Pacific Coast Highway.