Malibu Man Refuses California Wildfire Evacuation Residents in Malibu were told to evacuate. Mark Pozorski chose to stay at home. He was prepared to defend it with professional firefighting gear: a high-powered pump and a hose that can empty his pool in less than an hour. He stood by ready to use it. And his truck remains packed if that's not enough.
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Malibu Man Refuses California Wildfire Evacuation

Malibu Man Refuses California Wildfire Evacuation

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For three days, Malibu resident Mark Pozorski has been watching and warding off wildfires that swept through the canyon where he lives. Nina Gregory, NPR hide caption

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For three days, Malibu resident Mark Pozorski has been watching and warding off wildfires that swept through the canyon where he lives.

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Malibu resident Mark Pozorski refuses an order to evacuate his home. He had already lost one home to the wildfires of the 1990s. He rebuilt the house and says he can defend it — with professional firefighting gear, including a high-powered pump and a hose that can empty his pool in less than an hour. He stood ready to use it during the wildfires of the past few days. But if that's not enough, his truck remains packed in case he has to evacuate.