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Fire Destroys Celeb Riviera

11/14/2008 9:13 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

A massive wildfire is sweeping through the seaside town of Montecito, CA where Oprah, Rob Lowe, Kevin Costner, and dozens of other celebs own multi-million dollar homes.
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TV helicopters showed more than 50 or so houses and other structures burning to the ground. So far, no confirmed reports of celebrity homes damaged.

FOX11 in LA is saying the fire is about two miles from Oprah's estate.

UPDATE 4:51 AM PT: According to their reps, Oprah and Rob Lowe's homes haven't been affected. Lowe wasn't staying there last night. Fire sources tells us at least 100 houses are now in flames, and the blaze has spread to nearly 2500 acres.

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1.

Sherry    

Now THIS is what I call karma!!

2135 days ago
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Jimbo    

A little late to rent a fleet of UHAULS.

2135 days ago
3.

oh yaaaaaaaaaaa    

well, I just pray no one is hurt , especially firefighters, the rich can replace.

2135 days ago
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john    

As usual, only the celebrities home matter right?
I know this is an entertainment site, but come on I hope you'll show some heart in the follow ups tmz.
A lot of regular people will experience a lot of loss in the coming days, and my guess is that no celebs will be particularly affected. They always seem to escape unharmed (Travis and DJAM anyone!?)

2135 days ago
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THEMOMMA    

CELEBRITY HOMES !!!!!!!!! WHO REALLY GIVES A FRIGGIN ' FLIP WHAT HAPPENS TO THEIR " SUMMER HOMES" ....... THOSE PEOPLE AREN'T YEAR ROUND RESIDENTS ........... SHOW A LITTLE MORE CONCERN FOR THOSE WHO ACTUALLY LIVE IN THOSE HOMES THAT BURNED DOWN YOU IDIOTS !!!!!!!!!

2135 days ago
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hilary    

I guess the fire is suppose to burn all the way to the coast

and the power keeps blacking out here ahh scary
and there are kids at westmont that are stuck in the gym there in the middle of the fire

2135 days ago
7.

Eww    

OH NO, NOT OPRAH'S HOUSE! SHE MIGHT NOT HAVE ENOUGH MONEY TO BUY ANOTHER ONE! OMG I CAN'T BELIEVE IT!! POOOOOR CELEBS! HOW ABOUT WE FORGET ABOUT THE RICH BITCHES IN HOLLYWOOD WHO CAN AFFORD NEW HOMES, AND PROBABLY OWN SEVERAL ALREADY, AND THINK ABOUT THE "50 OR SO" THAT HAVE LOST THEIR EVERDAY HOMES. YOU PEOPLE MAKE ME SO SICK TO MY STOMACH!

2135 days ago
8.

MercyHumppe    

Eckhart Tolle was probably staying in Oprah's guesthouse. He looks like the type who plays with matches. I can just imagine him running around giggling, dancing in the nude through the ruins of Montecito going "FLAMMEN! FLAMMEN! Pretty little flames I love you and your cleansing purity!"

2135 days ago
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two cents    

#1 I totally agree.
KARMA baby! How's it taste Oprah! LOL. Gee, I guess this is what your second coming of christ (nodumba) was talking about when he said "change is acoming". I hope Oprah's homes burn to the ground! Andher little dogs, too. Bwaahhahaahha!

2135 days ago
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:what ev errrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr    

#10.. Andher little dogs, too.

Now now,,,,,,,,,,,,let's not curse her dogs. They are innocent creatures. By the way that is a quote from the Wizard of OZ, (funny) But Oprah,,,,,,,,,,,,,who really care's.

2135 days ago
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Shadowwolf    

Maybe we could use tax dollars to help them out. But if they rebuild they have to build small (1800 sq) because of global warming. And be sure to raise their taxes to help get the state out of debt too.

2135 days ago
12.

Seathrun    

Will BO take care of Oprah's Mortgage ?

2135 days ago
13.

Mike B    

Posters 6 & 8: You are right on!

2135 days ago
14.

justanotherfknday    

God bless the fire fighters and innocent animals....Screw OPRAH and all the other rich a$$holes!

2135 days ago
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JOHN    

Ok, so just because Oprah is rich, she DESERVES this happening to her home? Ugh... You people are disgusting.

And seriously TMZ -- its in pretty bad taste to word things that way -- "So far, no confirmed reports of celebrity homes damaged."

C'mon! All of you. If your house burned down, you'd feel a little differently. Hope it never happens to you, whether you have a mansion or shack.

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