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2 brush fires burning in Malibu

A fire burning in Calabasas on Thursday, June 29, 2017.
A fire burning in Calabasas on Thursday, June 29, 2017.
Via NBC L.A. video

UPDATE, Sat. July 1: As of Friday afternoon, the Stokes Fire had consumed 42 acres and was 91 percent contained. The forward progress of the Topanga Fire had also been stopped.


Two fires are burning in the Malibu/Calabasas area on Friday morning. The Topanga Fire and the Stokes Fire, both of which erupted Thursday afternoon, are approximately five miles apart. 

As of Friday morning shortly after 8 a.m., the Stokes Fire had burned 42 acres and was 80 percent contained with crews still building containment lines. The Topanga Fire had burned 30 acres and was 20 percent contained.

No structures are currently threatened by either fire.

A map of the Topanga Fire and the Stokes Fire, burning in the Malibu area on June 30, 2017.
A map of the Topanga Fire and the Stokes Fire, burning in the Malibu area on June 30, 2017.
Screengrab of Google Maps

The Stokes Fire erupted near Mulholland Drive and Malibu Canyon Road in Calabasas. 

The two-alarm Topanga Fire was reported at Topanga Canyon Blvd. and Pacific Coast Highway. Winds remain calm and no structures are currently threatened but crews from the Los Angeles Fire Department on Thursday had to protect homes on Coastline Drive.

The Topanga Fire forced the closure of Topanga Canyon Blvd. north of PCH. One or more lanes of PCH could also be closed. Officials are urging commuters to take alternate routes.

This story has been updated.