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  • JEFF GRITCHEN/THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER VIA ASSOCIATED PRESS
                                Cliff-top houses along Scenic Drive sit close to a landslide in Dana Point, Calif., on Tuesday. The three homes affected by the recent deluge of rain across Orange County are being monitored but don’t appear to be in imminent danger, county officials said.

    JEFF GRITCHEN/THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER VIA ASSOCIATED PRESS

    Cliff-top houses along Scenic Drive sit close to a landslide in Dana Point, Calif., on Tuesday. The three homes affected by the recent deluge of rain across Orange County are being monitored but don’t appear to be in imminent danger, county officials said.

  • JEFF GRITCHEN/THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER VIA ASSOCIATED PRESS
                                Cliff-top houses along Scenic Drive sit close to a landslide in Dana Point, Calif., on Tuesday. The three homes affected by the recent deluge of rain across Orange County are being monitored but don’t appear to be in imminent danger, county officials said.

    JEFF GRITCHEN/THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER VIA ASSOCIATED PRESS

    Cliff-top houses along Scenic Drive sit close to a landslide in Dana Point, Calif., on Tuesday. The three homes affected by the recent deluge of rain across Orange County are being monitored but don’t appear to be in imminent danger, county officials said.

DANA POINT, Calif. >> A massive landslide on a coastal bluff has left a Southern California mansion on the edge of a cliff, but authorities have determined that the ocean-view home and neighboring residences are not in immediate danger.

The slide occurred last week in the city of Dana Point after back-to-back drenching storms that also caused numerous mud and debris flows throughout the region.

The city’s building inspector assessed the residential structures and a geotechnical engineer observed the slide site, the city said in a statement Wednesday.

“At this point, the City has deemed that no additional action is necessary, and out of an abundance of caution has recommended that the property owner contract for a professional engineering assessment of the property,” the statement said.

“The house is fine, it’s not threatened and it will not be red-tagged,” the owner, Dr. Lewis Bruggeman, told KCAL-TV. “The city agrees that there’s no major structural issue with the house.”

More rain is in the Southern California forecast, arriving by late Sunday night and possibly lasting into Wednesday.

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