3. Close of untouched house pulls out to charred remains of neighbour's home
4. Pan from burned out car and truck to rest of burned out home
5. Close of cracked base in rubble
6. Pan right to left along burned out vehicle
7. Police tape across charred remains of home
8. Close of paper still smouldering widens out to burned out home with one wall still standing
9. Woman - Cindy Hochman walking through her house that narrowly survived fire walks outside where her deck is burned
(UPSOUND: "It's burned in the back of the house, it looks like a fireman - somebody grabbed a hose - the hose went that way, I don't know."
Another woman(name unknown) - "and they say that the heat pops the windows")
10. Close of burned outdoor cooking grill
(UPSOUND- "It's 20 years , but that didn't go either, I don't know how they did it, I just don't know how they did it.")
11. Close of street sign amongst burnt out woods pulls out to woman
(UPSOUND - "And when I woke up, this is my bedroom here, this is my bedroom here and I smelled the smoke at 3:30 and I thought I was dreaming and I got up and I moved the shade and that whole hill. Right there, that whole hillside right here was all, was all ablaze, all ablaze.")
12. Close of burned out motorcycle
13. Walking view of burned out stairway leading to burned out house
14. Two firemen putting out a smouldering fire
15. Close of burned deck pulls out to two women inside bedroom looking out window
16. Close of woman's reaction then pulls to two women placing black plastic over window
17. Close of burned debris pans and pushes to exterior of intact house/exterior of bedroom window
As the massive fires threatening Malibu died down a bit on Sunday, firemen were taking advantage of the slight lull of the hot dry Santa Ana winds to gain a foothold on the fires.
Officials say about 40 percent are now contained, with a few flames visible to the three water-dropping helicopters deployed over the fire zone.
Forty-nine homes were destroyed Saturday by the fast-moving wildfire pushed by Santa Ana winds.
Twenty-seven other homes were damaged and 10,000 to 14,000 people were evacuated.
Many homes were burned beyond recognition.
For residents able to return, some were pleasantly shocked to see that miraculously their home had survived.
One resident, Cindy Hochman, was stunned that while fires destroyed everything around her house including her deck, hot tub and outdoor grill, her house was still spared.
A ring of fire surrounded and burned everything practically up to her doorway.
"I smelled the smoke at 3:30 and I thought I was dreaming and I got up and I moved the shade and that whole hill, right there, that whole hillside right here was all, was all ablaze, all ablaze," she said.
Her neighbour's home, made mostly of wood, was not so lucky.
All of the homes were destroyed in the fire's initial Saturday morning surge before the winds slowed and firefighters gained a foothold.
With the winds dying down considerably, an estimated half of the evacuees were allowed to return home.
Full containment was expected by Tuesday according to officials.