Brush Fire Sparks in Malibu Creek State Park

Roads were closed in the area as water-dropping helicopters doused flames.

County firefighters knocked down a second-alarm brushfire Sunday in Malibu Creek State Park that scorched an estimated 93 acres of grass and forced the evacuation of all campsites.

The Rock Pool fire ignited near 1925 Las Virgenes Road about 1:20 p.m. and was 33% contained as of Sunday night, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department.

Malibu Canyon and Las Virgenes roads were reopened, but Mulholland Highway was still closed, the sheriff's department reported.

The fire was reported around 1:20 p.m.

No homes or structures were threatened, according to the LA County Fire Department.

At least three major fires are burning in Southern California during one of the year’s warmest stretches of days. Fires in Lake Hughes north of Los Angeles, Azusa and Riverside County’s Cherry Valley area have blanketed the region in smoke.

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