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Hodge Castle Ablaze

10/21/2007 2:21 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

The Malibu landmark Hodge Castle is engulfed in flames at this time -- and reports say it has been completely destroyed.
Hodge Castle
Hodge Castle, also known as Malibu Castle and owned by socialite Lilly Lawrence, is known for hosting numerous charity events over the years. The castle was also home to a collection of priceless Elvis Presley memorabilia. The nearby Malibu Presbyterian Church was also destroyed by flames.

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And where is Brit in all this Mania ???!!!

2556 days ago
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heather    

we don't need no water let the mother ....

2556 days ago
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Tippy    

If I had enough money to own a house this big, I would dig out a hug cellar of some sort and put any priceless items down there when they weren't being used. That way when they weren't being used they would have better chance of not being burned in a fire...

2556 days ago
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kellygrrrl    

This is a huge loss.
This structure is (was) magnificent
and had amazing museum quality works of art and history.
This is horrible!

2556 days ago
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Joseph    

The castle is called Castle Kashan. For the sake of journalistic integrity, please be accurate. Think about it. Try googling both names and see which one comes up with hits. TMZ.com does not count in the case.

2556 days ago
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Doug    

An above average Fire suppressant system would have been called for. Like maybe Halon. Maybe stockpile some of the water from the nearby ocean to keep the outside from starting up. With all their money and the technology available, I don't feel sorry.
Make out like a bandit with the insurance, though.
The average person who can't afford to have these systems in place, are the ones who lose the most.

2556 days ago
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Kristen    

http://www.malibucastlekashan.com/
Agreed. Get it right, guys.

2556 days ago
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Sherry    

The Castle is actually named Castle Kashan, it was built by Tom Hedge in 1978 it went up for sale in March for 17 mil. TMZ needs to get facts straight. It was sad to hear it burnt down. Lets hope Pepperdine will be saved and pray no one will be killed or hurt.

2556 days ago
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Desease control    



wow the castel on fire. it is alnd mark and so pretty to see on the hill now destroyed .

I think it was once owned by elton jhon.

2556 days ago
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Desease control    

This fire is worse than I thought wow normaly they dont let the rich guys homes burn down.

2556 days ago
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Desease control    



stop the pop up kims hacker buddy is doing this


Is TMZ powerless to stop it???????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????



take this x -rated crap down now!

2556 days ago
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George Clooney is a Pu$$y    

Never heard of it.

2556 days ago
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Internet Website Designs    

oh no this is terrible

2556 days ago
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rachel    

That Kharasssain pop up stinks, TMZ
i Ignored it yesterday, now you in my face it today..
Eff no ADS!!

Posted at 6:53PM on Oct 21st 2007 by jem and the holograms

2556 days ago
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rachel    

Let's all boycott Tmz for a day for those stupid Kardassian pop-ups!!!

Yah ! NO ADS, TMZ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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