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Ricki Lake -- Malibu Rental Burns Down

9/18/2010 10:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ a home in Malibu being rented by Ricki Lake burned to the ground early this morning.

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The home was located on Pacific Coast Highway, where authorities had to shut down the road for nearly two hours. The fire broke out at about 7:18 AM PT and was declared "knocked down" at 7:51 AM.

According to local reports, flames rose as high as 30 feet in the air.

UPDATE: A rep for Lake tells TMZ there were no injuries and Lake, her kids, and her dog got out unscathed.

UPDATE 2: According to the sheriff's station, Lake was trying to refuel a portable heater when a couch caught fire.

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IRISHOOLIGAN    

ahhhh...her career has been going up in flames why not take the house with it....??? Ricki Lake...? Harvey....come on. You could have streamed a live shot of the self check in at Southwest terminal inside LAX and it would have been better than this story....lol.

1314 days ago
2.

Everyones~A~Star    

Wheres Ricki? Is she ok?

1314 days ago
3.

arte help    

It's Bushes fault!!!

1314 days ago
4.

Wombat    

I was there. Would you believe it? The b1tch didn't even have marshmallows?!

1314 days ago
5.

Fan    

Why does Malibu have so many fires?

1314 days ago
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Hugh Jass    

check for accelerants with which to set a fire

1314 days ago
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3Storms    

When considering how long she's been out of work, I wouldn't put it past her burning it down herself for the insurance money

1314 days ago
8.

There's a problem here    

Ken, you can burn down a rental for contents. Any port in a storm.

1314 days ago
9.

Change 2010    

MALIBU RENTALS THAT HAVE BURNED DOWN !!! Today on Ricky Lake!

1314 days ago
10.

Gretel    

Word has it that she was refueling a portable heater and caught a couch on fire and that started the blaze. I'd like the particulars of that one.

1314 days ago
11.

There's a problem here    

I'm going 50/50 on burning for insurance or one of her little demons is a firebug.

1314 days ago
12.

Voted 4 Obama and Completed my Census    

3 storms.................rented

1314 days ago
13.

niles    

She didn't strike me as a freebaser.

1314 days ago
14.

KIM    

SHE RELLY LOOK UGLY IN THIS PIC!!!!!!!!!!!!LOL

1314 days ago
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Bubba Rump    

So that's why it took two hours to get to Paradise Cove for breakfast this morning...

1314 days ago
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