1 dead, 2 hospitalized in Malibu house fire that spread to 4 acres of brush

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An early Sunday morning house fire in Malibu spread to 4 acres of brush and left one dead and two hospitalized in serious condition, officials said.

The Los Angeles County Fire Department said crews responded to a two-story home that was “well-involved” in flames in the 2100 block of Rambla Pacifico Street at around 3:30 a.m.

Firefighters managed to stop the blaze from spreading to nearby homes, spending about 1 1/2 hours to extinguish it and the brush fire it caused. The department deployed a water-dropping helicopter in addition to more than 200 firefighters.

Officials did not order any evacuation orders as a result of the brush fire.

The Fire Department confirmed one death and two injuries.

The agency is working with the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department to determine what sparked the flames.

Authorities provided no further details about the incident.

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