Oprah's House Evacuated as Wildfires Rage

Calif. fires come within a few miles of host's $50m home
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted May 9, 2009 2:46 AM CDT
A Montecito firefighter surveys the property of a threatened home on Jesusita Lane as wildfires rage nearby.   (AP Photo/Keith Cullom)
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(Newser) – Oprah Winfrey's mansion in Montecito has been evacuated as wildfires rage a few miles away in Santa Barbara, a source tells Us Weekly. Movers have been seen shifting the talk show host's belongings from the $50 million home. The fires have forced more than 30,500 people from their homes and emergency workers warn that downtown Montecito is now in danger.