MALIBU, Calif. — All lanes of Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu are shut down following a violent and fiery crash involving four vehicles.

Television news footage showed at least one patient being airlifted from the scene near Kanan Dume Road Wednesday morning.

Firefighters doused a blaze that spread from the mangled cars to brush along the hillside about 30 miles west of Los Angeles.

Traffic is backed up in both directions as sheriff’s officials investigate and crews clear the lanes.