7 of 29: A four-alarm fire destroyed one beachfront home and damaged two others in the Sunset Beach on Thursday, May 12, 2011.

The fire appeared to have started in one multi-story home -- which collapsed just before 5:30 p.m. -- and spread to an adjacent residence in the 16500 block of Pacific Coast Highway. The home on the opposite side was saved by firefighters. The two homes sustained heavy damage, but the third was spared serious damage.

One person suffered smoke inhalation injuries. There were no immediate reports on what caused the blaze. (KABC Photo / AIR7)

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