Calabasas Brush Fire Grows to 200 Acres

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Smoke from the Old Fire in Calabasas could be seen from Malibu on Saturday afternoon.

A brush fire in Calabasas that broke out Saturday afternoon has reached 200 acres with zero percent containment, but is “moving to the northeasterly direction … away from Malibu,” according to Captain Roland Sprewell with the Los Angeles County Fire Department (LACoFD).

The fire, which is being called the Old Fire, began near the intersection of Mulholland Highway and Old Topanga Road.

Sprewell told The Malibu Times “wind has not been reported to be a factor,” and that the fire is “fuel and topography driven.” 

Over 200 LACoFD firefighters are on scene, in addition to a “huge contingent of other agencies,” according to Sprewell. 

As of 9:30 p.m. Saturday night, Topanga Canyon Boulevard is closed from Pacific Coast Highway to Mulholland Highway, due to brush fire response activity, according to an alert from the Malibu/Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station.