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Malibu Fire Threatens Star Homes

The fast-moving fire sweeping through Malibu is threatening the homes of stars from Mel Gibson to Jane Seymour.

The Canyon Fire, which started Sunday morning, has scorched more than 1,000 acres and burned several beachfront homes.

Among the hundreds of residents evacuated from Malibu are Gibson, Olivia Newton-John and country singer Tanya Tucker. Malibu is also home to Jennifer Aniston, Danny DeVito, “Titanic” director James Cameron, Goldie Hawn, Tom Hanks and Courteney Cox.

The blaze has surrounded the star-studded community, burning brush from the hilltops to the beach. Many homes along Pacific Coast Highway have been abandoned as firefighters battle to calm the flames, which are fueled by fierce Santa Ana winds.

Officials believe the fire started when 65 mph winds sent power lines crashing down in Malibu Canyon.

In January, actress Suzanne Somers lost her Malibu home when a fast-moving fire tore through houses along the beach.