Wildfires force Ellen DeGeneres to evacuate from $18m home | Daily Mail Online

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The talk show host, 59, took to Twitter on Sunday to tell followers that she, wife Portia DeRossi and their pets had to evacuate their home in Carpinteria, Calfornia, just south of Santa Barbara.

Monday's episode with guest Jennifer Hudson is still on the calendar.  

It's unclear whether the evacuation will effect shooting of Ellen's talk show, which is shot in Burbank, California.

Published: 00:40, 11 December 2017 | Updated: 08:27, 11 December 2017

The comedienne only just purchased the sprawling expanse, forking over a whole $18.6million for the property in October.

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Oprah, Jeff Bridges, Drew Barrymore and Rob Lowe all have property in the area.  

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The Los Angeles County Creek Fire and Skirball Fire are beginning to get under control, reportedly 80 percent and 50 percent contained each. 

She finished, sending her support to her neighbors and brave firefighters, writing: 'I’m praying for everyone in our community and thankful to all the incredible firefighters.'

Taking shelter: Ellen Degeneres and wife Portia DeRossi (above in January) were forced to evacuate their $18.6million property near Santa Barbara, California as the Thomas Wild Fires threatened to overtake the area

Announcement: The talk show host took to Twitter to tell followers that she, wife Portia DeRossi and their pets had to evacuate Sunday morning

Firestorm: The Thomas Fire isn't the only blaze tearing up Southern California, with two separate fires now partially contained around LA County

Ellen continued: 'We just had to evacuate our pets.'

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Fresh purchase: The comedienne only just purchased the sprawling expanse (above), forking over a whole $18.6million for the property in October

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And the Thomas Fire isn't the only blaze tearing up Southern California.

Ablaze: The wildfires, which have been dubbed the Thomas Fire, has already burned 173k acres and were reportedly 15 percent contained on Sunday morning

Southern California wildfires have put star Ellen Degeneres' home in the path of danger.

Stars Paris Hilton and Lea Michele were among the stars who were forced to evacuate when the flames overtook the hills around the 405 freeway near the west side of Los Angeles.

The wildfires, which have been dubbed the Thomas Fire, has already burned 173k acres and were reportedly 15 percent contained on Sunday morning.

Ellen explained what's happening with a message that read: 'Our house is under threat of being burned.' 

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Many other celebs' homes are being threatened by the fire.

The show must go on! It's unclear whether the evacuation will effect shooting of Ellen's show (above 2016), but Monday's episode with guest Jennifer Hudson is still on the calendar

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