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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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