Landslide Threatens Three Story Home on Hume Road

The three-story home, located on lower Hume Road is threatened by an active landslide.

[Update: 6:10 p.m.]: A spokesperson from Lost Hills/Malibu Sheriff’s Station said “only one home is being affected” by the landslide. No major road closures have taken effect so far; any resulting road closures will be handled by California Highway Patrol.

At this time, evacuations are not being ordered for the area.

[Update: 5:30 p.m.]: A home on the 2800 block of Hume Road in Malibu has been red tagged after its retaining wall gave way this afternoon.

Inspector Gustavo Medina from the Los Angeles County Fire Department said, “[City of Los Angeles] Building and Safety is on scene,” and that they were working with fire personnel.

Just before 4:00 p.m., reports were called into the fire department that the home’s back retaining wall had cracked and a small landslide had occurred dangerously close to the home on lower Hume Road. No one was in the home, which is now off limits.   

Sheriff’s officials have blocked the road at lower Rambla Pacifico and were barring residents from driving through this afternoon while they assessed the damage.

Fire officials on the scene said it’s possible the home’s foundation could be compromised.  

Dirt from the landslide fell into a canyon below with no homes threatened. A neighbor trying to access the street said he believed the home’s owners may have been out of town and could have left their sprinklers on. That coupled with the monster rain storm from last week may have been too much moisture for the land to hold, according to an official on the scene.

A landslide has threatened a three-story home on Hume Road in Malibu, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department social media. 

As of 5 p.m., City of Malibu Public Safety Manager Susan Dueñas confirmed the location of the landslide. 

“We haven’t been alerted to any road closures or impact [to] other locations,” she said, in a phone call with The Malibu Times. “We’re still waiting. We have a couple of our folks on their way out there.” 

A spokesperson for the Lost Hills/Malibu Sheriff’s Station confirmed that it was “sending a deputy out there” at 5:03 p.m.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.