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911: Ricki Lake Fire - 'Mommy Had a Mistake'

9/22/2010 2:20 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Ricki Lake tries desperately to calm down her children as she calls 911 to report that she's burned her house down ... and TMZ has obtained the tape.

Ricki Lake house fire.
In the call, an extremely panicked Ricki tells the dispatcher, "The couch is on fire ... please hurry," after she tells her kids, "Mommy had a mistake." 

In fact, the house was on fire and burned down after Ricki attempted to refuel a portable heater and started the fire. L.A. County Sheriff's arson investigators have concluded the whole thing was an accident.

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1.

EZPZ    

who cares?

1408 days ago
2.

justsaying    

What did you want her to say? "The house is on fire....please stop off at McDonalds and get me a burger on the way."

1408 days ago
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Miss Mary    

Why would she need a dangerous portable heater? Is she that broke?

1408 days ago
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Mikey    

Her mom tried to light one of her farts on fire.

1408 days ago
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Mikey    

Shot a blue flame clear across the room.

1408 days ago
6.

Brian    

Ummm, re-fill the portable heater? WTF? In late summer? WTF'ingF? On the couch? F'ingWTF'ingF?

Sounds like a F'ing scam.

1408 days ago
7.

Mikey    

Burned the house down with one fart.

1408 days ago
8.

Mikey    

True story.

1408 days ago
9.

naplessell    

Burnin Down the House...

1408 days ago
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naplessell    

TMZ audio file should not be forced have to save to computer - Asian porn does the same prompt. - use different audio software which is more user friendly!

1408 days ago
11.

Bill F. Murray    

Since when is stupidity an accident? Fueling a portable heater IN the house ON the couch? Mo-ron.

1408 days ago
12.

Morbida    

So from what I've gathered... she set the couch on fire? I'm guessing it spread while she was waiting for help? Genius!

1408 days ago
13.

Ellery    

Hope the crazy b itch had renter's insurance, as it was not her house but a house she was renting. Sounds she was all kinds of careless. Way to go Ricki!

1408 days ago
14.

jason    

I really wish TMZ wouldn't post 911 calls. I know it's public information, but it always seems tasteless and invasive, and basically adds no new information. Ick, really.

1408 days ago
15.

JT    

Way to build up...well, nothing. zzzzzzzzzzzzz

1408 days ago
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