L.A.Co. Firefighters Battle a Blaze on Malibu Canyon Rd. and Stokes Rd. Calabasas, Calif.
Thursday, June 29, 2017 3:00 p.m. Editorial: Mike Amiri Tv News Services Camera Operator, works for Baddboyfilms News (Los Angeles).
The Stokes Fire:
Just a few minutes past 3:00pm Thursday, Firefighters from L.A. County responded to a reported brush fire up into a crevice inside the canyon at the cross streets nearest to Las Virgenes Rd. at Mulholland Hwy.
Malibu Sheriffs acted quickly in establishing a road block and set up a no pass zone, forcing drivers on their way home from work, driving Northbound towards the 101 Ventura freeway to detour and not be able to take Mulholland Hwy from Las Virgenes Rd. in Malibu, Ca. The brush fire was located at Mulholland Highway and Malibu Canyon Road which turns into (Las Virgenes Rd) at Mulholland Highway.
The center of this brush fire grew in the mountains of between the 26700 block off Mulholland Highway which dead ended into the mountains of Santa Monica Reserve. This street is fully residential and had L.A. County Fire with truck and hand crew support firefighter ground crews from Ventura County Fire Department backing up Los Angeles County Firefighters on the hot spots from the trails.
Another part of this blaze took off, trailing up embankments, endangering the nearby multi-million dollar Calabasas homes which had the firefighters hustling to get a handle upon it to control it’s fire path with multiple water drops by Los Angeles County Fire Department Heli-Air Support. This fire was allocated near the embankments of 2101-2125 blocks of Stokes Canyon Rd
The mountains on fire are known for being a favorite hiker’s spot and can be located in Google Maps under: Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy Zone Parkland. There are posted signs warning people not to smoke or use open flame, no fires, no campfires allowed.
Police have alerted the News Media, stating that they have closed Pacific Coast Highway in both directions at Topanga Canyon entrance off PCH and stated that they are not even allowing the News Media or Reporters in for live views.
This is why only the channels with helicopters are getting live shots. The Police e did say, you can walk in but you have to park and leave your car. Dot has closed the road cross streets of Topanga Canyon Road at Mulholland Highway and only allow a Northbound direction towards Ventura Blvd. from East or Westbound Mulholland Hwy to go. All drivers are forced to make U-Turns who try to head into Topanga Cyn.
Southbound from Mulholland Hwy. This is blocked by CalTrans, L.A.P.D. and L.A.D.O.T. Traffic Control Officer till further notice.
The Stokes fire was under control by 5:00 pm and burned 36-40 acres. Fire Officials from two Counties: Ventura and Los Angeles County had set up a command post to attack the Stokes fire along the 26700 Block of Mulholland Highway.
Firefighters from L.A. County Fire Trucks: L.A.Co.Fire 582, 19, L.A.Co.Fire hand crews 4-14, MIRA-209, Ventura County Fire Trucks 31, Truck 36 Paramedic, Ventura County Fire Truck 37 and Engine 30, Los Angeles County Fire Dept. Battalion 22, L.A.Co. Fire truck 58,
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