Arson Not Suspected in Busch Associates Fire

Louis T. Busch Associates

A structure fire was reported at a local real estate company along the north side of Pacific Coast Highway around 8:24 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 12 and was extinguished shortly after, according to first responder Captain Alvin Cunningham of the Los Angeles County Fire Station 70.

“The fire was knocked down in 15 minutes,” Cunningham said. “There’s no suspicion of arson.”  

Traffic lanes heading westbound were closed and diverted through the center median as firefighters from many stations contained the blaze at Louis T. Busch Associates, 22353 Pacific Coast Highway.

“Station 70, Station 71, Station 69, Station 67, Station 88, Station 125 … We were all there. Station 110 was turned back. They were on their way,” Cunningham said.

Cunningham estimated 15 engines, four trucks, two patrol cars and two chiefs on scene helped battle the blaze.

“The fire was quickly extinguished,” according to watch commander Lt. Seeto at the Malibu/Lost Hills Sheriff station. “The cause was accidental, it appears.” 

Calls to Busch Associates have not been returned. 

Total damage estimates have not been released.

“It wasn’t a total loss, a pretty quick save,” Cunningham said.