I'm hearing from residents that the official list of structures lost and damaged in the fire (as the caveat on the site suggests) is incomplete. The total number of homes burned could be as high as 58. Malibu Bowl resident, Charles Fu, mapped out the burned and damaged homes. (Thank you, Charles.)
The fire at this time is 40 percent contained, and has burned close to 5,000 acres. Wisps of smoke still rise from the affected canyons this morning, where helicopters continue water drops. But the air is utterly still and, as a marine layer rolls in, humidity is rising and temperatures have dropped.
PCH remains closed between Kanan and Malibu Canyon Roads. If you plan to go out, be sure to bring proof of residency, or you may have trouble getting back home again.
For a recap of the fire, check out a great (and vivid) bit of deadline reporting by Hans Laetz of the Malibu Surfside News. The Malibu Times' home page has stories, pix and updates. The LA Times also has some really good fire coverage, including a typically terrific Bob Pool piece about, well, just check it out.
I couldn't find a word about the Malibu fire in today's NYT. (If I missed it, please let me know where it was hiding.)