Malibu, CA — Damage is now being estimated at $60 million for the Malibu wildfire.
Los Angeles County Fire Chief Michael Freeman announced the figure the day after the wind-driven blaze destroyed five homes and damaged six others. The home of actress Suzanne Sommers was one of those destroyed.
Investigators are still trying to determine the cause of the fire which erupted in Malibu Bluffs Parks Monday evening. Santa Ana winds proved to be the contributing factor in the fierceness of the blaze.