Crews battle 93-acre brush fire in Malibu Creek State Park area

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Firefighters are battling a 93-acre brush fire that ignited in Malibu Creek State Park area Sunday afternoon.

The blaze, dubbed the Rock Pool Fire, was reported around 1:20 p.m. near 1925 Las Virgenes Rd. At 7:45 p.m., the Los Angeles County Fire Department said the wildfire was 33% contained and no injuries were reported.

“No structures are currently threatened,” the department said in a tweet. “Fire crews will be working through the night to cool hotspots within the fire area.”

Earlier, the fire resulted in road closures along Mulholland Highway, from Las Virgenes to Kanan Dume roads. Malibu Canyon is also closed from Mulholland Highway to Civic Center Way, according to the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department.

All camp sites at the park were evacuated earlier, the department said. But officials later said there were no other evacuations.

Just before 2 p.m., the fire had consumed about 2 acres, according to a the city of Malibu alert.

It was pushing up steep terrain, with local temperatures around 88 F to 90 F and winds gusting at 20-25 mph in the area, the National Weather Service said.

By 3:50 p.m., firefighters had managed to stop the fire’s forward progress at 75 acres, according to Melanie Flores of the L.A. County Fire Department.

The fire was tearing through the brush in Malibu as a heat wave gripped the region and fire crews battled the Lake Fire, a blaze that has burned at least 28 square miles in the Lake Hughes area, destroyed 33 buildings and was just 12% contained as of Sunday morning.

Check back for updates on this developing story.

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