1 killed, several injured in 1,200-acre Calif. fire
Hundreds of homes are evacuated as flames move from hills to the beachfront
By Scott Glover and Betina Boxall
Los Angeles Times
Copyright 2007 The Los Angeles Times
MALIBU, Calif. — Santa Ana winds gusting to hurricane force in some hilltop areas caused one death and fueled nearly a dozen brush fires across Southern California today, including a 1,200-acre blaze in the Malibu Hills that forced evacuation of hundreds of homes and destroyed several landmarks, including the famous Castle Kashan and a church.