A fire scorched about a half-acre of brush in Malibu Thursday, but no one was hurt.
The fire was reported at 8:05 a.m. in the 5300 block of Horizon Drive, according to the county fire department. News footage appeared to show a palm tree on fire, but officials were taking no chances with red flag conditions in place.
About 200 firefighters were sent to the scene, along with a water- dropping aircraft.
The fire was contained in about an hour, and some firefighters remained on scene dousing hot spots.