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Coastal homes destroyed

A fire fanned by Santa Ana winds destroyed four oceanfront houses and damaged several others as it burned approximately 10 acres in Malibu just south of the Pepperdine University Campus. The fire began around 5 p.m. near West Pacific Coast Highway and Malibu Canyon Road. (Spencer Weiner / LAT)
A firefighter blasts a burned-out home during the Malibu fire. (Genaro Molina / LAT)
Firefighters fight to control a gas fire while fighting a brush fire near West Pacific Coast Highway and Malibu Canyon Road. (Spencer Weiner / LAT)
A home burns in Malibu’s oceanside neighborhood. (Spencer Weiner / LAT)
Firefighters work to save a home burning in Malibu. (Spencer Weiner / LAT)
An L.A. firefighter retreats after running out of water. (Spencer Weiner / LAT)
Firefighters on a balcony work to protect a beachfront home in Malibu. (Spencer Weiner / LAT)
The fire that began around 5 p.m. rages out of control. (Genaro Molina / LAT)
A firefighter jumps out a window while battling a blaze in Malibu. (Genaro Molina / LAT)
A fire fanned by Santa Ana winds destroyed four oceanfront houses and damaged several others as it burned approximately 10 acres in Malibu just south of the Pepperdine University Campus. (Genaro Molina / LAT)
A firefighter drags a hose near a burned out home near West Pacific Coast Highway and Malibu Canyon Road. (Genaro Molina / LAT)
Charred remains of cars are seen as LA County Firefighters put out burning embers of homes that were burned to the ground along Malibu Road on monday night. (Al Seib / LAT)
L.A. County Firefighters put out the remaining hot spots along Malibu Road on Monday night. (Al Seib / LAT)
L.A. County Firefighters Rick Pfeiffer (left and Sam Paul Liau (right) from Station 8 pour water on burning embers of homes that were burned to the ground along Malibu Road on Monday night. (Al Seib / LAT)
A firefighter douses the flames before they reach a convertable. (Genaro Molina / LAT)
The fire began around 5 p.m. near West Pacific Coast Highway and Malibu Canyon Road. (Genaro Molina / LAT)
A Firefighter directs the effort from balcony of a home as fire destroys the house next door Monday night. (Spencer Weiner / LAT)
Firecrews work to cut a line around fires as firefighters below work to save homes burning in Malibu’s oceanside neighborhood Monday. (Spencer Weiner / LAT)
Firefighters battle the fire that burned approximately 10 acres. (Genaro Molina / LAT)
With the dense brush, the “elbow to elbow” homes along the oceanfront and the ravines along the bluff funneling wind and fire toward the homes, there was little chance of saving many of the homes. (Genaro Molina / LAT)
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