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Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi evacuate their home as fire threatens to engulf it

Josh Jackman December 11, 2017

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Ellen DeGeneres and her wife Portia de Rossi have had to evacuate their house in California as fire spreads through the state.

Together, the blazes cover an area larger than New York City and Boston combined.

CARPINTERIA, CA - DECEMBER 10: The growing Thomas Fire advances toward Santa Barbara County seaside communities on December 10, 2017 in Carpinteria, California. The Thomas Fire has grown to 173,000 acres and destroyed at least 754 structures so far. Strong Santa Ana winds have been feeding major wildfires all week, destroying houses and forcing tens of thousands of people to evacuate.  (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
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And now Ellen and Portia’s beachfront property – which has been up for sale since March – is in danger.

The Thomas Fire, which is now the fifth largest fire in modern Californian history at 230,000 acres, is threatening the house.

OJAI, CA - DECEMBER 09: Firefighters use drip torches to set a backfire at night in an effort to make progress against the Thomas Fire before the winds return with the daylight near Lake Casitas on December 9, 2017 near Ojai, California. Strong Santa Ana winds have been feeding major wildfires all week, destroying hundreds of houses and forcing tens of thousands of people to stay away from their homes.  (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
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In fact, it’s so imperilled that the celebrity couple has had to evacuate.

Ellen revealed the latest developments yesterday, tweeting her 76 million followers to tell them the terrifying news.

She said: “Our house is under threat of being burned.

“We just had to evacuate our pets.

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“I’m praying for everyone in our community and thankful to all the incredible firefighters.”

Later, she tweeted an upbeat message about her fellow Californians.

“Everyone in the Montecito area is checking up on each other and helping to get people and animals to safety,” she wrote.

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“I’m proud to be a part of this community.

“I’m sending lots of love and gratitude to the fire department and sheriffs.

LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 14:  In this handout photo provided by One Voice: Somos Live!, Ellen DeGeneres speaks onstage during "One Voice: Somos Live! A Concert For Disaster Relief" at the Universal Studios Lot on October 14, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Kevin Winter/One Voice: Somos Live!/Getty Images)
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“Thank you all.”

Around 4,000 firefighters have been attempting to control and extinguish the various blazes.

CARPINTERIA, CA - DECEMBER 10:  The ruins of a house that was destroyed by the Thomas Fire are seen on December 10, 2017 near Carpinteria, California. The Thomas Fire has grown to 173,000 acres and destroyed at least 754 structures so far. Strong Santa Ana winds have been feeding major wildfires all week, destroying houses and forcing tens of thousands of people to evacuate.  (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
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More than 800 buildings have reportedly been destroyed since the fires began last week.

The terrifying blazes have led about 200,000 people to evacuate their homes across the southern part of the state.

CARPINTERIA, CA - DECEMBER 10: Flames come close to a house as the Thomas Fire advances toward Santa Barbara County seaside communities on December 10, 2017 in Carpinteria, California. The Thomas Fire has grown to 173,000 acres and destroyed at least 754 structures so far. Strong Santa Ana winds have been feeding major wildfires all week, destroying houses and forcing tens of thousands of people to evacuate.  (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
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The house Ellen called her “forever home” was put on the market for $45m, but is yet to receive an offer.

In a bid to shift the property, the price has been slashed to $39.5 million – a 12% reduction.

More: blaze, California, Celebrities, celebrity, Ellen DeGeneres, evacuation, fire, home, Portia de Rossi, thomas fire, US, US

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