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Man Accused of Malibu Fire Admits Guilt

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27-year-old Brian Franks, who is one of the five men accused of starting last year's Carral Canyon fire in Malibu that burned 53 homes, admitted Wednesday that he and his friends accidentally started the blaze. "As part of his plea deal, Franks agreed to testify against the other defendants," the Associated Press reported. And here's to hoping no one decides to accidentally start another fire this year.