Small brush fire knocked down in Corral Canyon

Los Angeles County Fire Department

A small brush fire that broke out Sunday afternoon in the Corral Canyon area was extinguished without causing damage to structures, a sheriff’s official said. 

Firefighters and sheriff’s deputies responded to the fire at 2:50 p.m. and had it knocked down by 3:15 p.m., Sgt. Del Rio of the Malibu/ Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station said. 

The fire burned an area about 20 feet by 20 feet along Corral Canyon Road, approximately one mile north of Pacific Coast Highway, according to Chief Seyarto of Malibu Fire Station 70. When firefighters arrived residents were beating it down with their skateboards and clothes, he said. 

“We suspect it was [caused by] something thrown out of a window, like a cigarette butt,” Seyarto said. 

PCH at Corral Canyon Rd. was briefly closed until the fire was fully contained. There were no damage to structures or injuries as a result of the fire, Del Rio said.