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Posted: December 11, 2017

Ellen DeGeneres’ California home threatened by wildfires

At Least Six Wildfires Burning Across Southern California

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Ellen DeGeneres’ California home threatened by wildfires
Ellen DeGeneres' home in California is being threatened by wildfires.

By Bob D’Angelo, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

The Thomas Fire is impacting thousands of California residents, including talk show host Ellen DeGeneres.

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DeGeneres tweeted Sunday night that her Santa Barbara home is in danger from the raging wildfire.

“We just had to evacuate our pets,” she wrote. “I’m praying for everyone in our community and thankful to all the incredible firefighters.”

The Thomas Fire has burned through at least 200,000 acres through Sunday evening and also interrupted transmission lines in the Santa Barbara area, leaving more than 85,000 customers without power.

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The fire began seven days ago and has forced more than 88,000 people to evacuate their homes, KCBS reported.

More than 4,000 firefighters have been deployed to the firefight.


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