Malibu Fire
Season 05, Episode 03
Air Date October 2, 1997
Previous Open and Shut
Next Deadly Games

Malibu Fire is the third episode of Diagnosis Murder's fifth season which was broadcast on October 2, 1997.

Plot Edit

A Malibu Hills fire is the backdrop for rising tensions between the residents; a disgraced stockbroker, a naturalist, a worried father, and a land developer. A worried Dr. Sloan deals with his own parental fears when Steve helps fight the fire.


When a forest fire rages near Malibu, the Community General mobile team and voluntary firefighter Steve soon find not only the flames and shifting wind endanger them and other lives, but also a number of personal motives for murder among locals centering around the only general store-owner, his daughter and a recently released investment fraudster who nearly ruined many locals.