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The reality during this week’s wildfires in Ventura County could happen in Malibu at any time: Wind is whipping, your nerves are on edge, you smell smoke, hear sirens and finally see flames appear close to your home. Although some stay to fight a blaze and would have it no other way to try t…

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In wake of an early morning brush fire near Hughes Research Laboratories—later confirmed by the Los Angeles County Fire Department as caused by a cooking fire at a homeless encampment—City of Malibu officials and the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department have taken steps to help the public…

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In an effort to suppress wildfires—and the possibility of more liability lawsuits—Southern California Edison has announced it will proceed with its Public Safety Power Shutoff procedure, which will cut off power to Malibu and other areas in the event of extremely hazardous fire conditions. T…

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In a high-risk fire area such as Malibu, it’s important to be prepared. Besides the physical steps taken to escape a fire at your home, The Malibu Times spoke with two top local insurance agents for an overview about other precautions to take in making sure a fire doesn’t ruin you financiall…

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From the Holy Fire in Riverside and Orange counties to the Mendocino Complex Fire in Northern California, 2018 is shaping up to be the worst fire season in California history. And that so-called “fire season” has now expanded from the historical Santa Ana wind season in the autumn months to …

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