But some a half-block away were laid to waste, as were dozens more, and virtually everything on the landscape around the community had been turned to ash. "It's something I absolutely had to do", Hughes said. "I just broke down. Right now everybody's just watching to see what happens", he said.
Kelly Edwards, originally from Pine Falls, Man., has been living in California for a year. He said he expects to file "several dozen" lawsuits this week in state court in Los Angeles. The Hill Fire in Ventura County has decimated more than 4,500 acres of land.
Osby emphasized that about 57,000 homes have been saved from the so-called Woolsey fire, which burned a path about 20 miles (32 kilometers) long and 14 miles (22.5 kilometers) wide - from northwest of Los Angeles through suburbs and the Santa Monica Mountains to the Malibu coast.
Fierce, dry winds were expected to fan the flames of deadly wilds burning in California on Monday, heightening the risk of fresh blazes from scattered embers and making driving conditions hard. The report said there was no indication its equipment was involved in the fire reported two minutes after the outage.
Meanwhile, a landowner near where the blaze began, Betsy Ann Cowley, said she got an email from Pacific Gas & Electric Co. the day before the fire last week telling her that crews needed to come onto her property because the utility's power lines were causing sparks.
Both fires have been whipped up by hot dry winds.
With strengthening winds threatening to spread the flames, California Governor Jerry Brown has urged President Trump to declare a major disaster, a move that would harness more federal emergency funds to the state. Authorities said investigators believed the driver became disoriented and the vehicle was overcome by fire.
Celebrities whose coastal homes have been damaged or destroyed in a Southern California wildfire or were forced to flee from the flames expressed sympathy and solidarity with less-famous people hurt worse by the state's deadly blazes, and gave their gratitude to firefighters who kept them safe.
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Also injured was a well-known member of the Malibu City Council.
Neil Young confirmed that his home was burned down. The company says it expects to pay more than $2.5 billion.
The extensive celebrity community within Malibu wasn't spared.
California is now seeing raging fires blasting through the state and satellite pictures are showing the extent of the damage.
Spot fires continued to occur late Sunday afternoon near the Malibu campus of Pepperdine University, where 3,500 students were sheltering in place.
He said watched live news broadcasts, which showed widespread devastation. Officials with CalFire haven't announced their findings about the cause of two of last year's biggest fires - Tubbs and Thomas. That change has impacted the ability to move firefighting resources around the state.
"The California Fire Fighters, FEMA and First Responders are awesome and very fearless", Trump wrote on Monday.