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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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Rachel Rothechild    

First and foremost parent to parent I am elated that her children and herself were not hurt and her mind frame was to calm her children down. That is a good parent. So please recognize that. Since when does a portable heater represent being poor? Keep in mind if you earn a million dollars a year you are poor. 2 billion you are middle class. etc. etc

1462 days ago


So THAT'S the level of "intelligence" it takes to get your own show.......OOOOOOOOOOOOOO K.......not that that's a very well kept secret.......

1462 days ago

dave r    

re: Vote NO Meg Whitman your a moron. yes they make heater for indoors. lol. get educated before you post. maybe someone needs to call CPS on you to see if your smart enought to show your child right from wrong.

1462 days ago


happen to know the owner of house, not ricki!!!! have seen her interviewed about the "tradedy" but has she ever said sorry to the owners!!! I don't know, but all i hear her say is "we lost everything" what about the house you lost for the owners. I hope you have to pay for it...

1413 days ago


Tour'e exactly right jason! Do you think our 911 call would be posted on the web for all to hear if we did that, uhhh no! The only people that would hear it or even be allowed too, until matters were amended, is in court, using a judge and jury, so to speak. Why do all these damn daparazzi's, talk shows etc. think it's okay to braodcast EVERYTHING in a stars live, I mean cmon, they are no different than you and I, except for the money they have. lol This of all things, should have NEVER been openly accessible for all to read and listen for that matter!! It's her business and should have stayed that way! Shame on you TMZ!!

1199 days ago
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