Updated: Brush Fire Burning at Liberty Canyon and 101 Freeway

LA County Fire Department

Update: 1:53 p.m.: The brush fire was suppressed just before 1 p.m. Thursday. No injuries or property damage were reported.

Update: 12:52 p.m.: The brush fire at Liberty Canyon and the 101 Freeway was downgraded to a one-alarm blaze as of 12:52 p.m. Thursday.

“You know, we cancelled our second alarm, so I’m pretty sure the fire’s going to be suppressed in the next hour or so,” a spokesperson for LA County Fire told The Malibu Times.

A brush fire began Thursday morning, Dec. 29, near the intersection of Liberty Canyon Road and the 101 Freeway in Agoura Hills. By 12:28 p.m. the fire was about three acres.

City of Malibu’s emergency services reported the fire did not threaten Malibu as of 12:30 p.m.

“All units responding right now,” a spokesperson for Los Angeles County Fire told The Malibu Times just before 12:30 p.m. Thursday. That includes six engines, five camp crews, two water tenders, two dozers which were on scene at the time, with a helicopter on its way. A safety officer and two patrol units had also reported.

According to the spokesperson, “a balloon hit a wire and that’s what started the fire.”

No information about wind conditions or terrain was available. It was a dry 74 degree afternoon in Malibu Thursday.