Officials in California say Saturday's wildfire that has destroyed 53 homes was started by humans, but they haven't determined if it was set intentionally.
Date: 11/26/2007 12:00 PM
HEADLINE: Investigators: Calf. wildfire started by humans
CAPTION: Officials in California say Saturday's wildfire that has destroyed 53 homes was started by humans, but they haven't determined if it was set intentionally. (Nov. 26) 2007
Some Southern California residents began returning home....
While others could only look at what was left of home...
SOT: RESIDENT -- IF you look up there the heat just was too much
53 houses in all.... Destroyed by Saturday's wind-fueled wildfire that forced up to 14 thousand people to evacuate.
The blaze quickly spread along Malibu's rolling hillsides --- scorching more than 47 hundred acres of land.
SOT: This is my bedroom here and when I woke up the whole hillside was ablaze,
Investigators say humans caused the fire....but they have not determined if it was set intentionally.
The fire comes on the heels of last month's blaze that destroyed six homes, two businesses and a church in Malibu.
Weather conditions ---especially the letup of the Santa Ana winds --- helped firefighters.
Officials say 70 percent of the fire is controlled and that by Monday, they should have it completely contained.