California wildfire destroys 30 homes
Santa Ana winds raced through Malibu, forcing 14,000 residents to evacuate their homes Saturday.
The fire expanded early in the morning on Saturday when the Santa Ana winds finally returned. The fire quickly grew before the winds subsided.
Forty-nine homes were destroyed and 27 were damaged according the Los Angeles County Fire Chief Michael Freeman.
As soon as midafternoon, the fire had grown to nearly 7 square miles with only 25 percent contained.
By Saturday evening approximately half of those who had evacuated were allowed to return to their homes.
Nearly 1,700 firefighters, 15 helicopters and 15 airplanes battled the fire.