Abandoned cars appear in burned out canyons

Vehicles once covered up are now exposed


UGLY TRUTH—A Malibu Search and Rescue team member marks an abandoned vehicle with paint for later retrieval. More than a dozen cars either stolen or forgotten were seen in the weeks following the Woolsey fire. Courtesy of MSAR

The Woolsey fire that denuded much of the Santa Monica Mountains from Oak Park to Malibu has uncovered an interesting secret. Numerous cars that were abandoned over the years are now visible to the naked eye because the brush that once hid them has burned away.

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