BBC World reporter Peter Bowes visits the Buckner-Roberts Malibu Studio

"...Some California homeowners are taking on more responsibility to fight the flames themselves.

Cory Buckner and Nick Roberts, who lost their home to the 1993 Malibu fire, have rebuilt a house that they believe is almost fire proof.

The exterior is completely metal and the only other exposed material on the outside is concrete..."

The full article may be viewed at BBC World News