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Wildfires Are Burning Down Rupert Murdoch's Los Angeles Home

Wildfires Are Burning Down Rupert Murdoch's Los Angeles Home

The fire devastating California's Bel Air community is also roaring through the vineyard of media mogul and Realtor.com owner Rupert Murdoch.

News reported this morning that the 125-acre Skirball Fire (named for its proximity to the Skirball Cultural Center) has begun to consume Murdoch's Moraga Estate vineyard in Bel-Air. "Our main concern at the moment is for the safety of our neighbours and first responders". Part of the property was once a horse ranch owned by film director Victor Fleming, who made The Wizard of Oz and Gone With the Wind.

Authorities have ordered evacuations for "large swaths" of Bel-Air, according to the Los Angeles Times.

A winery employee, reached by phone, could not confirm to Variety whether the property or its facilities had been affected by the fire but said that all employees had been evacuated.




Lopez bought a $28 million estate in Bel Air previous year while Aniston owns a $20 million property in the neighborhood, the Hollywood Reporter said.

The estate is almost 16 acres (6.4ha) with 13 acres of grapevines.

Murdoch lives in the 7,500-square-foot house with his wife Jerry Hall.

The Skirball Fire in the area south of scenic Mulholland Drive and north of Sunset Boulevard is just one of several major out-of-control brush fires that have sprung up in Southern California since Monday, when Santa Ana wind conditions set in. Mandatory evacuations were put into effect Wednesday morning in Bel Air. The fire has destroyed at least six homes.


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