For the second time in a month, Malibu suffers through a wildfire. 49 homes burned after a wind swept fire erupted at 3:30 am in the hills. "Suspicious Activity" by humans is the suspected cause. Unconfirmed reports that the blaze may have been started by some youth drinking nearby, at a local party spot. It was the most detructive fire in the area since 1993.
It could have been much worse. This time fire officials were prepared with a extra large air assault contingent on standby, and fire crews on staged on the ground nearby due to high fire danger from Santa Ana wind conditions, and thankfully no other major fires burning in So Cal.