Dog Killed, Two Firefighters Injured in West Malibu Condo Blaze


Two firefighters were injured while battling a condo fire near the Malibu/Ventura County line on Pacific Coast Highway, Ventura County Fire spokesman Bill Nash said. The extent of their injuries is not being released, but both are expected to fully recover. A dog belonging to the condo owners did not survive the fire, Nash said.

The fire was reported at 9:10 a.m. in Whalers Village on Whalers Lane, according to Nash, just north of the Ventura County line in unincorporated Malibu off of Pacific Coast Highway.

“First arriving firefighters found the unit heavily involved in fire,” Nash said. Ventura County firefighters were assisted by federal fire authorities and LA County units from Malibu.

Authorities were able to contain the fire to the second story of the condo and the occupants of the condo escaped safely, Nash said.

The fire was fully knocked down before 11 a.m. A cause of the fire has yet to be determined.

We’re now doing salvage and overhaul [work]. Fire investigators are on scene trying to figure out what happened,” Nash said Monday morning.