Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch was threatened by a wildfire Friday.
The blaze burned 40 acres on the ranch and came within a quarter of a mile of the main house. One hundred firefighters battled the blaze, with an assist from water-dropping choppers.
Jackson has been out of the country for months, setting up house in Bahrain. Jackson gave a number of employees pink slips last March, when he closed the house.
No word on the origin or cause of the fire.
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8/25/2006 8:59 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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