Isuzu driver sought in PCH fire

Somebody in a white Isuzu Trooper started a brush fire today with a road flare or fireworks near Pacific Coast Highway and Topanga Canyon Boulevard, authorities said.

The fire was reported at 12:22 a.m. and declared out 11 minutes later, a county fire dispatcher said.

No injuries or property damage were reported, but firefighters determined the blaze was started by a possible arsonist, a video camera crew at the scene reported.

The fire burned about a quarter-acre of brush in Topanga State Park, Newsreel reported.

Authorities were looking for a motorist in a white Isuzu sport utility vehicle, a watch deputy at the sheriff's Malibu-Lost Hills station said.

County Fire Capt. Ron Horetski told a Newsreel crew that firefighters found two half-burned Roman candle-type fireworks in the burned area and on the road. A driver told authorities somebody was driving along and tossed the fireworks.

Anyone with more information was asked to call deputies at the sheriff's Malibu-Lost Hills station at (818) 878-1808.

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