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Malibu House Fire May Be Meth-Related, Dispatcher Says

The structure fire was near 1250 Encinal Canyon Road.

Twitter photo of Malibu house fire.
Twitter photo of Malibu house fire.
Originally posted at 7:44 p.m. April 8, 2014. Edited to add video.

A structure fire near 1250 Encinal Canyon Road in the Malibu may have resulted from a methamphetamine operation, a dispatcher said.

The fire was reported about 5:45 p.m. was knocked down by about 6:20 p.m.

A Los Angeles County Fire Department dispatcher said one person was burned -- the dispatcher does not know the person's gender or condition.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department is investigating the fire as possibly related to manufacturing methamphetamine, the dispatcher said.

--City News Service

Patch will have more details as they become available. 
Stephanie Bennett April 08, 2014 at 11:53 PM
Sad what Malibu has become... Meth Labs?!?!?!
Stephanie Bennett April 08, 2014 at 11:56 PM
Drug running on our beaches?!?!?! For my Grandfather, who settled here in the early 50's this place would be unrecognizable
yyzbethy April 09, 2014 at 09:19 AM
Disgusting.
Laura Tompkins April 09, 2014 at 10:04 AM
There are houses transformed into meth labs all over LA, not just Malibu. There are also markets all over LA for selling their product. You can make meth in your kitchen - not the 'breaking bad' variety, but still the variety to get you very high. People do drugs. People make and distribute drugs. The drug 'war' has failed miserably. Over 2000 war veterans in the USA have committed suicide in the USA upon returning home since January 1, 2014! Are these suicides related to the 'war on drugs?' Damn straight they are. People are self-medicating in any form available since they are not being treated for their PTSD and depression and anxiety and overall emotional neglect. These meth labs are a direct result of neglect and abandonment by a culture of greed, political abuses and 'I got mine, fuck you' acceptance normalized. No where in LA is their more disparity of wealth than Malibu but meth labs exist everywhere. Fires are the least of the dangers. We are imploding and we are blaming the 'addicts.' We are doomed.

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