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Scott Steepleton, Editor
2:32 pm PDT July 18, 2021

For the second time in as many days, a fire near the Cross Creek Bridge on Pacific Coast Highway resulted in a response from Los Angeles County Fire Department crews.

Today’s blaze was reported around 2:10 p.m. under the structure. Engine 88 personnel had it out quickly and were on scene doing mop up.

Air support was initially requested, but was not needed. 

A cause was not immediately identified.

The same area saw fire on Saturday, a blaze attributed to a homeless encampment.

The city of Malibu has been dealing with an uptick in incidents involving the homeless in the Civic Center area, including at Legacy Park. There, some pricey cacti planted in an area meant to prevent encampments succumbed, in the words of a city department head, to “intentional destruction.”

On our website Monday, read about the bold proposal by one Parks and Recreation Commission member to deal with the homeless taking over city parks after-hours.