Malibu Fire Still Going, But Winds Dying Down

11/24/2007 2:45 PM PST
As the Malibu fire continues to destroy homes, there is hope things could improve as the wind speed has been cut in half since the blaze began early this morning.

Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky told KABC that at least 14 firefighting aircrafts are assigned to the Malibu Fire -- including two SuperScooper air tankers and a Phoschek-carrying DC-10. There are 750 firefighters, 65 strike teams with fire engines and 10 helicopters currently fighting the blaze.

Nonetheless, 2,220 acres have burned and 35 homes have been destroyed thus far. Fire officials are warning anyone west of the blaze to evacuate.