World Ellen DeGeneres Evacuates as California Wildfires Spread Through Santa Barbara County

07:42  11 december  2017
07:42  11 december  2017 Source:   TheWrap

Just subtract water - how a dry spell allowed winds to lash California with flames

  Just subtract water - how a dry spell allowed winds to lash California with flames The combination of savage Santa Anas and tinder-dry plants have ignited large wildfires in the region this week, upending lives at a time when many people were preparing for the winter holidays, officials said. It served as a reminder that parts of California increasingly face a year-round threat of flames."There is no fire season anymore," said California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) spokesman Scott McLain, adding that this was particularly true in Southern California.

As wildfires continue to burn throughout Southern California , Ellen DeGeneres revealed on Twitter Sunday that she has had to evacuate her house as The fire , which began in Ventura County , has pushed into Santa Barbara county as single degree humidity, dry vegetation and Santa Ana winds

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a man smiling for the camera: Ellen DeGeneres© TheWrap Ellen DeGeneres As wildfires continue to burn throughout Southern California, Ellen DeGeneres revealed on Twitter Sunday that she has had to evacuate her house as the largest of the fires, the Thomas Fire, has approached her neighborhood.

"Our house is under threat of being burned. We just had to evacuate our pets," the talk show host wrote. "I'm praying for everyone in our community and thankful to all the incredible firefighters."


DeGeneres and her wife Portia de Rossi live in Montecito, an area where many celebrities own homes, including Patrick Stewart, Jane Seymour, Oprah Winfrey, Jeff Bridges and former Vice President Al Gore. Residents there were told to evacuate as the Thomas Fire, which has burned 170,000 acres, has threatened homes in the area.

Talk show host Ellen DeGeneres has had to evacuate her house as the largest of the fires approached her neighborhood.© Frazer Harrison/Getty Images Talk show host Ellen DeGeneres has had to evacuate her house as the largest of the fires approached her neighborhood. The fire, which began in Ventura County, has pushed into Santa Barbara county as single degree humidity, dry vegetation and Santa Ana winds that have blown at speeds of 35 mph this weekend and at hurricane speeds earlier this week have caused it to rapidly spread. The latest report from state fire officials has put the blaze at only 15 percent containment.

Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi Evacuate California Home Amid Wildfire Threat

  Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi Evacuate California Home Amid Wildfire Threat The TV host tweeted at fans that the couple and their dogs are OK as the devastating fires continue to take a toll on Southern California.Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi are now among those affected by the devastating Southern California wildfires.

Ellen DeGeneres Evacuates as California Wildfires Spread Through Santa Barbara County .

Rob Lowe and Ellen Degeneres rush to evacuate the California wildfires as the massive inferno threatens 200,000 acres and bears down on Santa Barbara - forcing thousands of people to flee their homes. The Thomas Fire has spread to near 150,000 acres Southern California .

In Los Angeles County, the drought-inducing conditions over the past week have caused fires to ignite in Sylmar, Santa Clarita, and most noticeably Bel Air, where the 405 was closed early Wednesday morning and flames scorched the vineyards of News Corp owner Rupert Murdoch. That Bel Air fire has reached 75 percent containment, while the Sylmar Fire is 70 percent contained and the Santa Clarita fire is 90 percent contained.

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