Oprah Winfrey’s been forced to evacuate her Santa Barbara home due to the proximity of the Jesusita fire that’s raging in the area. Tons of homes have burned down as a result of the fire, and Oprah’s home is now in the line of fire. Here is more from Us.
The source tells Us that movers arrived at the talk show host’s $50 million mansion, which is located just outside of Santa Barbara, and have been packing her belongings to prepare for the evacuation as the blaze continues to spread.
Winfrey was not at the house on Friday, as she was taping The Oprah Winfrey Show in Chicago.
“The fires are nearby, but her house is not within the mandatory evacuation area,” A rep for Winfrey tells Us. “We’re continuing to monitor.”
Winfrey purchased the 6-bedroom property — which covers 42 acres and is 23,000 square feet — in 2001. Michael Douglas and Rob Lowe also live in the area.