Malibu Fire Photos
7:10 a.m.—Malibu Canyon Road. A camp crew tries to start a firebreak, about 1/4 mile north of the Malibu Castle. Within minutes, the crew realized the fire, which was moving fast to the south on either side of the road, had outflanked them. The crew pulled out shortly afterward. MSN Photos/Hans Laetz
11:20 a.m.—As fire races south down Malibu Creek, state fire trucks took up positions surrounding the Adamson House at Malibu Lagoon. Two county Baywatch boats sprayed the wooden Malibu Pier all morning, in case any brands or sparks landed on it.
12:55 p.m.—Fire burns down to apartment buildings just east of the Malibu Pier.
12:58 p.m.—Two Orange County firefighters watch the L.A. County Skycrane check flames just north of apartment buildings on PCH.
1:40 p.m.—Firefighters arriving at the top of Carbon Mesa assess the situation as fire burns down the southeast flank of the fire.
3:05 p.m.—As fire hooks around from the north into the upper reaches of Carbon Mesa, firefighters light backfires to deprive the fire of fuel.
4:10 p.m.—Movie mogul Jeffrey Katzenberg's home on Carbon Beach was covered in fire protection foam, presumably at his request.
6:40 p.m.—Wreckage of a car, apparently a Jaguar, abandoned and burned on an eerily empty Pacific Coast Highway. Beyond, hundreds of firefighters and dozens of fire trucks at the assembly point on Civic Center Way.
7:00 p.m.—Molten aluminum that once was expensive windows oozes down a hillside in front of what used to be the Malibu Glass & Mirror business in Winter Canyon, just north of Webster Elementary School.
7:05 p.m.— The north side of Webster Elementary School suffered damage in the fire at about 10 a.m. No classrooms or other permanent structures were burned at Webster or Our Lady of Malibu Catholic Church and school.
7:30 p.m.—Fire bosses explain the night's plan in front of a map of Malibu's Canyon Fire. The fire area outlined in red is not contained; the boundary in black shows containment areas along Piuma Road near Saddle Peak, and along Pacific Coast Highway. All the other fire lines were uncontained as of 6 p.m.