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Ellen DeGeneres Evacuates Her Pets As California Fire Bears Down

Ellen DeGeneres tweeted Sunday that she and wife Portia de Rossi evacuated their pets as California’s raging Thomas Fire closed ... which was up for sale for $39.5 million, real estate site Curbed noted. Actor Rob Lowe said he was in the process ...

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Ellen DeGeneres tweeted Sunday that she and wife Portia de Rossi evacuated their pets as California’s raging Thomas Fire closed in on their home in Santa Barbara County, an area packed with celebrities. The talk-show host has several cats and dogs, “Entertainment Tonight” reported.  Our house is under threat of being burnedWe just had to evacuate our petsI’m praying for everyone in our community and thankful to all the incredible firefightersThe live stream is on— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) December 10, 2017 DeGeneres thanked firefighters for efforts battling the blaze, which had scorched more than 230,00 acres as of Sunday night, while Southern California burned in a days-long siege of wildfires. Everyone in the Montecito area is checking up on each other and helping to get people and animals to safetyI’m proud to be a part of this communityI’m sending lots of love and gratitude to the fire department and sheriffsThank you all#ThomasFire— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) December 10, 2017 According to TMZ, DeGeneres paid $18.6 million for a beachside home in Carpinteria in October. DeGeneres and de Rossi also own a villa in the region, which was up for sale for $39.5 million, real estate site Curbed noted.  Actor Rob Lowe said he was in the process of evacuating the area.  Praying for my townFires closing inFirefighters making brave standsCould go either wayPacking to evacuate now.— Rob Lowe (@RobLowe) December 10, 2017 And Oprah Winfrey sent a shoutout with prayers to her community “and beyond” for the “fires raging.”  Peace be Still, is my prayer tonightFor all the fires raging thru my community and beyond#peacebestill????— Oprah Winfrey (@Oprah) December 11, 2017 According to Deadline, Drew Barrymore, Jeff Bridges, Al Gore, Ashton Kutcher and George Lucas also have homes in the threatened area. Here’s a 2016 clip of DeGeneres working out with pets.  A post shared by Ellen (@theellenshow) on Aug 24, 2016 at 10:13am PDT And here, she and de Rossi walk dogs in a 2009 photo. Philip Ramey Photography, LLC via Getty Images Download ALSO ON HUFFPOST PHOTO GALLERY BEFORE YOU GO Ventura County Wildfire Devastation PHOTO GALLERY Ventura County Wildfire Devastation Ron DickerGeneral Assignment Reporter, HuffPost

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