Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi have been forced to flee their beachfront $45 Million mansion in Monticeto, California as immense wildfires roar through the state.
The Thomas Fire, now expanded to almost 231,000 acres, has raged through southern California over the past week. The disaster has left a scorch mark larger than New York City and strong winds keep spreading the flames. The fire is only 15% contained.
In two tweets, DeGeneres said that the couple were evacuating and taking their pets with them. She also reported that neighbors in her community were helping each other evacuate – with their pets. DeGeneres and de Rossi’s incredible property has been up for sale for months.
No word yet on whether or not the couple’s home survived.
(Photo, Wikimedia Commons; via LGBTQ Nation)