Mondays at 11:00 & 11:30 pm
October 21, 1996. Calabasas, California. Motorists notice a brush
fire burning along the side of the freeway. When firefighters arrive,
about 1/2 acre of brush is on fire. But suddenly, the fire is raging
out of control and racing toward Malibu, threatening homes and lives.
The “Calabasas Fire” will burn for nearly a week, blackening
more than 13,000 acres, destroying dozens of homes, and injuring
eleven people, including six firefighters. Was this the work of
another firebug or did the fire begin accidentally? Perhaps a carelessly
tossed cigarette or a spark from an engine started the blaze. Or,
could it have been the fault of Southern California Edison, the
company that maintains the power lines?