Firefighters Quickly Douse Nicholas Beach Fire

The brush fire burns an eighth of an acre before it is contained.

Firefighters made quick work of a brush fire Sunday at Nicholas Beach in Malibu.

The flames scorched about an eighth of an acre before firefighters contained the flames by about 4:30 p.m., according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department.

"The cause is yet to be determined," Lt. Robert Ward of the Lost Hills Sheriff's Station told Patch. "The call about the fire came in at about 4:15 p.m."

Lost Hills/Malibu Sheriff's Station deputies also responded to the incident.

Hans Laetz February 20, 2013 at 03:31 AM
Jane, try telling that to the roomfull of our fellow Malibu residents who went to their local city government and made it clear that the demand for skateboarding is here, clear, and must be addressed. Don't you think it's somewhat elitist to tell people how they should spend their leisure time? How do you know what sates a skateboarder? Why can't Malibu be a place where one climbs rocks in the morning, skates at midday, and surfs that afternoon? If there is a community decision to declare skateboarding "not necessary", what is to stop others from saying rock climbing or horseriding or bicycle riding is not necessary? When I hear people telling me to get real, I look at their motives. And it sure seems like a lot of people around here want to fossilize Malibu exactly the way it was the day they moved in.
Jane February 20, 2013 at 03:56 AM
If we pave over the pristine beauty that is why people love to come here frm all over the world - then what's left = McDonalds and skate parks - it's not elitist to want to protect natural beauty when people forget to respect it. I have ogne on some trail walks and founf broken bottle shards and cig buts - it breaks my heart to see how selfish and irreverant people have become - there is nothing elitist about this. What's elitist is people who move to pristine areas and then want to bring everything else with them. These areas need not be " convenient". they are Precious.
Jane February 20, 2013 at 04:11 AM
Why doesn't it go near the civic center area that is already developed -does anyone know?
Hans Laetz February 20, 2013 at 04:35 AM
The skatepark? Land around the Civic Center is very expensive. There is no room for it. If you have a few hundred thousand bucks for land acquisition, please advise. Honestly, what is wrong about putting a skatepark in a 100-acre park? Kids could play baseball or soccer and then skate. Parents could take their families and neighbor kids to enjoy several different activities at once. Forty percent of the MRCA land is nearly flat. The other 60 percent would be a wonderful wilderness park. It would be a gem. It would be an improvement, filling a big need.
Hans Laetz February 20, 2013 at 05:21 AM
No one wants to pave pristine beauty. There are no McDonald's planned, proposed or imagined. And it is extremely unfair and inaccurate to make those claims. It's hysteria. Cigarette butts on trails = a skatepark to you? That's sad. There were no cig butts at Papa Jack's. No litter. Just kids having fun in a social setting. And that's something that a lot people in Malibu seem to have a real issue with. It seems like, lots of people buy a house out here, on a road, served by power lines, in area that used to be "pristine." And then, they demand that everything stop and be left just exactly the way it was the day they arrived. It's not a matter of convenience. It's a matter of having a healthy community. Kids need constructive activities. So do adults. "Precious"? That word has two meanings. Very loaded.


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