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Los Angeles County Fire Department firefighters respond to a fire in the 7300 block of Birdview Avenue Tuesday, Nov. 18, in Malibu. (Photos by Nick Katz/Special to Malibu Surfside News)
Los Angeles County Fire Department firefighters work to put out the garage fire. (Photos by Nick Katz/Special to Malibu Surfside News)
Heather Warthen, Manging Editor
9:33 am PST November 18, 2014

An early morning garage fire Tuesday, Nov. 18, shut down Birdview Avenue on Point Dume in Malibu.

The fire began just shortly before 7 a.m. in the 7300 block of Birdview Avenue, near Sea Lion Place.

According to Arson Watch volunteer Steve Harrer, who owns Coastal Roofing in Malibu, he was one of the first people on the scene. He said he could see a puff of smoke from the end of Kanan Dume Road.